Dear Jon…

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Dear (Coach) Jon…

Remember me? Your enthusiastic trainee, all ready and raring to go just a few weeks ago with a solid plan for the 2015 runDisney Dumbo Dare? Okay, you probably do, since you email me everyday, but here’s the thing…you may be wondering why I am not as quick to respond to emails as I was a few weeks ago, and yeah, I may have skipped a run or two recently (oops), but I just wanna tell you…

It’s not you, it’s me.

But really.

This is not a break up, but more of a “we need to be honest here” kinda deal. I mean – sure, the Gulf Coast of Florida has been practically underwater for the past week, but yes, I know such things as treadmills do exist. Problem is – I’ve not gone to use one. I have, however, been pretty diligent on the cross training drills, and the short weekday runs between rain breaks, but I’ll be honest – a long run hasn’t happened in the past three weeks.

This is by no fault of the Sweat Tracker program – in fact, despite my poor adherence to the plan, I have actually been a big fan of it so far. Despite my occasional ignoring of the daily emails, seeing them in my inbox is incredibly helpful…and the social media support – I’m talking simple “likes” and short comments – it’s been motivating!

And a few weeks ago, when I thought my pregnant running days might be at the end because of some…ahem…incredibly uncomfortable chafing issues (let’s just say, thank you Morgan for introducing me to Lily Padz) well, you kept me on track by telling me it was okay to proceed carefully in the face of pain or discomfort. In fact, you gave me tips on controlling my pace, as the runs I did run were actually not half bad.

So, thank you, Jon.

And I promise, I’ll get back out there as soon as the deluge ends.

Your trainee,



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