Am I “freaking” losing my mind?
Over the last 2 and half months, I’ve only had 9 days off from running. Many of those runs were over 3 miles, some 6, 7, some 8 and a couple of 10 milers.
So, I rushed home yesterday and mowed and took care of my lawn so I could have a REAL day off today (Monday) from “Marathon Training.” Monday nights are supposed to be my “laying on the couch with feet up, surrounded by dogs, watching Criminal Minds night” (my guilty TV pleasure besides sports).
Today, the weather is cooler (79ish) and humidity is down and all I can think about is whether I should run tonight. I have read and I know (because I am quite intelligent! HA!) that “rest” days are just as important as the run days. But, I can’t get seem to accept that.
I want “to want” to rest!
At the time I am writing this, I will likely try to force myself to not run tonight.
Hey, I DO have some things I could do….like put up last night’s laundry that is still in the dryer, clean loose dog hair off the hardwood floors, re-organize my runner’s bag, shop for more clothes on “Zulily,” read runner’s blogs about running while I’m sitting on my ass, throw away old runner’s shoes……or just watch “Criminal Minds.”
There actually is a Criminal Minds episode about runners being murdered….so there’s that!
On another note, “Amish” homegrown tomatoes are in and I am smiling! I can eat homegrown tomatoes with every damn thing that passes my lips.
There may be an issue with that this year. Since I have been marathon training, my stomach is not as stable as it has been in the past without giving TMI! So, that may be interesting.
Another small interference with my regular Saturday long run day is “Macklind Mile” with is a great and fun 1 mile run that is happening this coming Saturday morning.
It’s noted as St. Louis’ Fastest Mile because the course drops 73 feet in elevation from start to finish with the third quarter of the race seeing the biggest drop. The race finishes with a roughly 300 meter straightaway so you will have to earn that fast finish! Elite runners love it and people like me love it! It’s very popular in St. Louis and surrounding cities.
You get a cool 1.0 mile sticker “Macklind Mile”
It’s time for me to get off the blog and do some work…
~Run or Rest, Enjoy~