Thursday, April 5, 2012

Ok body, I hear you

I was utterly exhausted all day at work yesterday and when I got home I pretty much went to bed after dinner. After one runner canceled for this morning's run, I realized I should too because my body was screaming at me to slow down and I wasn't paying attention. So I posted as much, reset my alarm to the latest possible time to make it to work on time, and went to sleep around 8ish. I intended on skipping my morning run and running after work instead, unless I naturally woke up earlier and was up for running.

I woke up around 4:30 am but knew I was in no condition to run and went back to sleep until 6:30 am. I was still feeling really sluggish, so I called in sick and went back to bed. I've slept most of the day and resisted every urge to go for a run or walk. I vowed to give my body a complete rest day and that's what I did. Tomorrow I intend to sleep in also, no yoga or fitdeck, and since we are driving to work I won't be exerting myself at all. Let's hope all my body needed was rest and there isn't something else going on.

The hardest part of endurance training is knowing when to take a step back. I have thankfully been doing this long enough to know that 1 day off won't hurt, but not taking it could derail everything for much longer. So I listen to you now body, so you can give me what I ask for later ;)

1 comment:

mizunogirl said...

Good work.  I think we sometimes struggle with the fear that taking a day off will create more and more days off etc...But they are so essential.  

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