Monday, February 9, 2009

I Love My Fireplace

Monday, February 9
Training Assignment: Run 35 minutes

My body was not a happy runner this morning. Maybe I'm worn out from the 7-mile group run on Saturday. Or maybe from sprinting around during my soccer game yesterday. Maybe my body was letting me know that it was miffed about having to run on the treadmill at the gym.

In any case, I did the 35 minutes assigned by my training coach, but I was so tired. I felt like I did the whole run wondering how much longer I had to go. That only makes it seem even more laborious.

Even now as I write this, I feel worn out. I think I'm going to take a day off tomorrow- which is supposed to be a running day- and run on Wednesday instead. Wednesday is supposed to be a "rest" day but I think I need that rest now!

As an extra bonus, it's supposed to stop raining by Wednesday so I will be able to do my run outside. I'm also hoping my bruised foot and blood blister I got when a 19 year-old girl stomped on my 38 year-old foot during soccer will be be less irritating by then. That little whipper-snapper!

So, I'm ending this blog now. And I'm too lazy to find a motivational quote for the bottom of my post. Do you have a favorite running quote? Maybe you can share it in the comment section while I lie in front of the fire like a tired, old dog.



Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

You'll be happy when you can run outside Wednesday. Sometimes you need to be a bit flexible with your training.

MCM Mama said...

Good job listening to your body. Sometimes you just need to give it a rest.

Laurel said...

I wish I had a fireplace. You are so lucky.

My favorite running quote came to me during my first marathon.

"Every step is one step closer to the end."

Not very motivational, but it does help during a bad run. LOL.

Enjoy your rest day. You need it when you need it.

joyRuN said...

Rest is undervalued I think.

My five year old stomped on my foot not too long ago. I was more annoyed at the fact that my toe, having survived all this running, would succumb to his 40lbs of eagerness.

Run Mommy said...

I agree..I also am sore and wounded from soccer and running so rest I am. BTW, I had a super giggle at Laurel and JoyRun's comments. :)

Denise said...

I hope you got a rest day in, sounds like you needed it. I can't wait to move into our new house, we'll have a fireplace again. yea!!