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What to do, what to do...

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Actually no, I already know exactly what I'm going to do.
The problem is I'm second guessing (and third and fourth) whether it's the RIGHT thing to do.

I was planning to try out a running group tonight. One of my friend's invited me a few weeks ago but I still haven't made it yet. So tonight was supposed to be the night, but now it's not for the following reasons (excuses?)

I am exhausted. Is jet lag supposed to last this long? If it is I don't think I'm ever going out of my timezone again.

I have a bit of an iffy tummy. I'll spare you the details but it's not pleasant and I expect running would only make it worse.

My last run was hell. My knees felt like the bones were rubbing together, my calves, quads, side leg muscles (don't even know what they're called), hips, soles and upper feet hurt. My lungs were half their usual size and my arms felt like lead weights. I had to slow to a walk three times in half an hour. If that were my only experience of running I would never EVER do it again.

On the way home from work I developed pain in my right arch. Ooh and now I look at it, it's a bit swollen. Cack what have I done to my foot?? Scuze me a sec while I go get some ice.

Argh that's cold! Which brings me to my last point, which is most decidedly an excuse rather than reason; it's flipping cold outside. Apparently spring is just around the corner, but I'm still wearing 4 layers, and a scarf and gloves when I go outside.

But are they all just excuses rather than reasons? How do I tell the difference??
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MERRY_XMAS 3/9/2013 6:12AM

    I think your reasons are legit... Especially the pain... If you feel you are in pain you should better protect yourself.

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MISSB8604 3/7/2013 5:30PM

    Honestly, I think your reasons are good. Is there a way you could WALK instead of run? Your stomach may not be too bothered by that. Just make sure you do SOMETHING you know?

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JOESFARMGIRL 3/7/2013 4:16PM

    Ditto! And add the flipping cold part too! It is in the 30s here and when I try to run - it feels like spikes in my feet. I don't have any valid reasons not to run tonight so I'm going to do it - but at least my "group" only involves 4 chickens, 1 dog, 1 cat, and 1 husband. emoticon

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NEVERORNOW 3/7/2013 1:47PM

    Okay "my last run was hell" could possibly be categorized as an excuse, but I think exhaustion, an iffy tummy, and whatever is wrong with your foot, are all valid reasons not to go running tonight. Sounds to me like your body is trying to tell you to take it a bit easy. Now go make a hot cup of tea, sit down and put your foot up, and take care of yourself, okay? emoticon

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