My Accountability Group (aka The Kids)

Some days I just want to sleep in. Is that too much to ask?

This morning my Rucksack Friday group had to cancel our workout. Everyone was tied up and busy. So, I should have been able to sleep in an extra hour.

I didn’t get the cancellation text until I was already up. Instead of tossing and turning in the bed, I went down to the couch. I was thinking this might also motivate me to still get up early and run.

Just as I was drifting back into a nice, deep sleep, the kids start banging around. At 5:30am. Seriously?!


But, this was the final motivation for me to go out and run. I knew that it wouldn’t be long before they came stomping downstairs to play “quietly” until their mom and dad got up.

You know what? It was the perfect morning for a run.


The weather was cool, but not cold. It was perfect to keep me from overheating without needing to wear three layers of clothes.

Fall is nice, because it stays dark so late in the morning. About halfway through my run I can see all the stars. Beautiful!

There are no streetlights in that stretch, so it feels like I’m gliding through outer space. Suddenly, I’m a solo space adventurer boldly going where…

Well, maybe not that dramatic!

Suffice to say, I had a great time. That’s how I think exercising should always go. I should get done and feel energized and motivated to tackle the challenges of my day. 

Thanks to my “accountability group” I was able to enjoy a fun workout this morning.

Now, if only I could figure out how to get them to sleep in on Saturday morning…

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