Blink and you’ll miss it. Life. It’s happening right now and I have no idea how to slow it down.

I’ve been woefully absent from this blog for all the very best reasons. My beautiful son and gorgeous husband fill my days and weekends and school steals every free hour I will allow. Holidays and vacations from school are the times when I step away from all things related to “work”, this blog included.

Because if I blink, I will miss it.

I will not miss these moments.

I will not miss these moments. I refuse to miss these moments.

The other day, someone asked me if I was training for a marathon. I told them no. They followed that up with, “I guess you’re not running then, huh?”

I don’t just run to race. I don’t just race marathons. The last race I ran was in September 2013 and I don’t have any intention of attempting another one until July 2015.

Spending a lot of time at Refine Method these days. Get strong before you go long!

Spending a lot of time at Refine Method these days. Get strong before you go long!

And I’m still running and I’m still a runner.

I don’t feel bad about stepping back from training. I feel confident that I am taking good care of my post-baby, post-cesarean section body by not pushing back into training. As an almost-PT, I know full well what will happen to my body if I do.

Plus, running and training take a ton of time for me.  I don’t want to blink and miss my tiny man’s moments.

Wouldn't miss it for the world.

Wouldn’t miss it for the world.

I know a lot of new moms and dads feel guilty about taking the time to go for a run. Don’t. Some may not feel the pull back to the road for a while. That’s ok, too. Don’t regret those moments that passed by because you felt obligated to be somewhere else doing something else.

Priorities change for so many reasons. Go with the flow. Do what you need to do. Don’t let the haters get you down. Don’t let the crazies make you feel like a lazy ass. Hakuna matata, friend.

Running will always be there.

Now go out and run…or not.