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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Running vs. Burrito

I was feeling rather sluggish this afternoon when I got home from class, and still wasn't feeling too enthused about an evening run when the time came around. I knew that I felt obligated to run, but I just plain didn't feel like going -- so I was kinda bitching and moaning (to myself) as I started to get out my running clothes...but then, I was literally saved by the bell!

Erin called. She had just gotten done at the prego doctor, and she was near Chipotle -- did I want to join her for a burrito?

Does anyone say "no" to a Chipotle burrito? If they do, I don't want to know them.

Of course, I said yes and stuffed my running clothes back in the drawer. Granted, eating a 1,200 calorie burrito instead of getting out there for a run may not be the best choice in terms of running; however, I believe in two things:

1. Sometimes, it's okay to skip a run. I try not to skip too many, so this makes the occasional missed run alright.

2. It's always better to make people, not running, a priority in life. I think it is just as healthy for me to enjoy a relaxing dinner and some laughs with my friend as it is to get a run in.

So, I missed my run today. Which is coolio -- would've been "junk miles" to me anyway since I would just be running to run -- and tomorrow I'll get my scheduled run in and I don't think the legs will mind the extra day of rest.

17 comments:

Non-Runner Nancy said...

oh yummy, that sounds awesome. Maybe you can describe it for me tomorrow. I'll be eating the rabbit food. :D

chia said...

Sounds as awesome as the Prime Rib and Bean Burrito I just polished off. 1,550 calories of pure bliss. Love life. LOVE IT :-)

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

I would *so* love a burrito right now. :)

Marcy said...

It was DEF a good idea! You totally needed a breaky, everyone deserves on now and again ;-)

And I LMAO at your comment. Too freekin funny!

Running Jayhawk said...

Mmmm....chipotle.

Good call on ditching the run.

Erin said...

Yeah, I needed the down time from work too. Since it's now 10pm and I am deciding to call it a night. Chipotle is a godsend...and a reason to visit the doctor I go to. If they were next to a Wendy's I would find a new doctor!

Meg said...

Burritos are awesome, friends are awesome. Running is awesome, but 2>1. Good choice!

Firefly's Running said...

I hope you ate a veggie burrito, which would have made me less guilty skipping the workout.

Running Knitter said...

I totally agree with you. There is always tomorrow for running, and who turns down Chipotle?!

MN Mom said...

O-lay! Burrito over running does it for me.

Wes said...

I think it was a good choice, and even better you didn't run after, like I would have done! Got jalapeno? :-)

AnthonyP said...

Chipotle is awesome.
It is always o.k. to skip a run or workout. Your mind and body is telling you something when you feel like you just want to bag it. You are so 100% right about people being the priority. Family and friends should always come first. Enjoy the rest.

RazZDoodle said...

I just like saying "barbacoa" when I go there.

I like your perspective on running. I agree with you 100%

keith said...

I used to like chipotle until i found the best burrito on the planet...in a little taco stand in my neighborhood. i don't think i could ever eat another chipotle burrito again. forgive me.

scott keeps running said...

why do we run if we don't do it to be able to eat more?

Mendy said...

I would have chose a burrito with a friend too!

Viv said...

Chipolte and friends is a winning combo. Except last time you did Chipolte I thought some poopy things happened. Umm, not that I make a point of remembering your bm's but I could relate.