I had a long list of things to do today. I knew some things would not get done, but as the morning quickly wore on, I knew there were lots of things that wouldn’t get done. So, always in Mom-mode, I scanned my list to see what could wait & what couldn’t. My 3rd grader’s doctor’s appointment lasted an hour longer than I anticipated, but that’s how it goes. Pick up my bike? Not today. Birthday gift for party tomorrow? Well, can’t we just go into town later or tomorrow before the party?? Surprise-encouragement-letters to my 16 year old about to be confirmed in our faith? Gotta. Tickets for Alice in 3D? A must. Got them. Call from husband needing something from the health food store – I’ll always squeeze that in regardless, and I was surprised with a new brand of Hibiscus Kombucha…got his stuff, got my drink…I’m going to run anyway, right? How ’bout a track run? I would LOVE to say a speed workout, but it wasn’t technically that. I warmed up for a mile, increasing my speed with each lap. Then, I just tried my best to bust it around that 400m circle. Thought I would die, so figured that was a good thing : ). Another lap running slowly. Planned my strategy during that lap – let’s not get crazy. We just ran a half marathon on Sunday & girlie things are still happening. So, I just tried to stay around an 7:30-8:00 pace for another lap. Did it. Then, I realized a weak start is still a start. Next time will be better. So, rather than beat myself up over it, I ran happy, pushing myself a little harder than a regular run and was fine with that. Made me realize I have to set a realistic goal…I can do that.