Newbie rebuttal.

  1. Life happens. I suppose a week or two of extra training would not kill you.
  2. Hm.  The treadmill hunt is frustrating for sure.  Everyone must be avoiding the snow, huh?
  3. I told you to rest and you ran anyway.  Now your poor neighbors have been scarred for life.  Side note:  Just today, I kid you not, I was on my way home thinking I never want to be the kind of person that says “I told you so”.  Those people are so unpleasant.  That has clearly turned out well.  Though I am usually joking, I’m now going to be super on edge.  Awesome.
  4. You are an amazing mom and give 24 hours a day to your kids.  You will be a better mom if you give time to yourself.  You may think I don’t know what I’m talking about…that I’m just trying to talk you into running.  On the contrary, if you stopped running tomorrow and became a gymnast (ha!) that would be fine.  But you still need to give yourself time without the kids.  It’s healthy for you and it’s healthy for them.  I know this from experience.
  5. You are a good blogger.  You just got busy. And sick.  And we don’t want your booger germs on the blog so it was smart you stayed away until you weren’t contagious anymore.  *shudder* I don’t really think I’m good at it, I’m winging it.  But thanks! I’m trying

6.  Just take it one run at a time.  You’re doing awesome.  You put my runs to shame.  (except for that 10 miles at 1am.  Damn, that one was good.  I’m a little proud of that one  😉  )