First world problems

Totally used the hash tag #firstworldproblems today. Then I had to explain it (not very well). Then I saw this on Reddit tonight:

So true, Reddit. So true.

Despite the fact that my commute is so ridiculously short it’s practically offensive when I drive, I had to get in my car and drive today because I woke up that late. Missing that walk set the tone for the rest of my day: unproductive. Or at least, not as productive as I wish it could have been.

Exercise has been a chore lately. That was as true today as it’s been. I wanted to just stand in front of the fridge eating fingerfuls of pie filling but I got my shorts on and did my 3 miles on the dreadmill while watching “Who wants to be a Millionaire.”


Deals I make with myself to just work through it include:

  • You can run the 3 miles at whatever pace you want.
  • Corollary: If you run the last quarter of quarter-mile track really fast, you can run the rest of the quarter-mile track really slow.
  • You’ll feel better about yourself when you’re done. (Usually).
  • What are you going to do with your time at home that will be more productive and better for you than this?
  • You don’t deserve to be skinny if you don’t exercise every day.
Guys, I love running. I really do. I want to get better. But its like I had this uninspiring race performance and now it is just such a chore.
But I went. And then I wrote this tonight. And I’ll get up early and get my walk in tomorrow.
I had the most amazing Butternut Squash Bisque at Marche today.  It was so good it was criminal. This recipe looks similar, and I’m going to try it later this week.
Pattie Reaves

About Pattie Reaves

I'm a new mom and renegade fitness blogger at After the Couch. I live in Brewer with my husband, Tony, our daughter Felicity, and our two pugs, Georgia and Scoop.