Watching television when I'm not doing anything else has become so automatic that I don't even think about it anymore. I want to read instead, to challenge my mind, increase knowledge and redefine my beliefs.
I've always had a guilty conscience about the fact that I drive to work. I've always had the excuse of picking my daughter up from daycare as my crutch for why I don't take the bus that stops a couple blocks from my house and drops me off a 10 minute walk from work TO WORK. But my daycare situation has changed and I don't have to rush to pick the kids up from daycare so I CAN take transit.
I mentioned that to help with my downward slump of running progress, I got the iPod ready and ate some Sports Beans (which I love, by the way, but I've never even tried the Gu, so I don't know how it compares).