Running On Empty


Thursday- 5 miles, slow and easy. I used this run to think, zone out and just run.

There are days when I wake up and I get to jump right on the treadmill and I don’t have much time to even think about the run before it’s over and my body finally wakes up. Then there are other days when my runs are pushed to the afternoon and my body is very awake and every step is felt, and every mile tediously counted.

Today’s run was none of the above. It’s taken me over a year to realize that when it comes to being a mom you have to roll with the punches. I like things planned, organized, and according to schedule. You moms out there know, that babies/toddlers don’t play by those rules. Last night J was up from 12:33am-4am. I don’t know if he was teething, growing, uncomfortable or what. Probably all the above. While the hubs and I cuddled him in our bed, he gnawed on my finger and I stole a quick kiss, he smiled such a big smile at me. I was exhausted, and was realizing I would probably be too tired for my run, but those feelings melted with that little chubby smile. He finally fell asleep in his own bed and we all got a couple of hours of rest.

I mean look at that smile? This is when J was a couple of months old, still has that same smile=)

I mean look at that smile? This is when J was a couple of months old, still has that same smile=)

You know what? I had enough energy to run. Just when I thought I had no energy to spare, that I was running on empty, I just ran. It was slow and it was exactly what I needed. I zoned out and just thought about all of my blessings. J was right there playing and was happy as could be. I’m not sure he even remembers the nights events. Josh and I are lucky parents.

After my run this morning with my lil man

After my run this morning with my lil man

I’m glad I ran anyways, I’m glad I had the chance to count my blessings, I’m really glad I have the support from my boys, they’re the best.


Josh sleeping with J when he was just a couple of weeks old

What got you out the door or on to the treadmill to run?

Ever feel like your running on empty?

About Sugar Plum Runner

Welcome to the Sugar Plum Runner! I grew up in WA state, but currently reside in UT with my husband Josh, son Jackson, and 2 daughters Lily and Claire. I love running, but I have never been so inspired to run, race, and blog about it since 4 years ago after I had Jackson. I grew up playing soccer and cheered in high school. My favorite part of both sports(and yes I consider cheer leading a sport) was the conditioning. I found myself running after practice was over on my own. That's when I realized that running may be the sport I really loved.
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