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Erring on the side of caution today

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

My legs feel like lead.
I can't shake the cob-webs out of my head this morning
My shoulders/back ache
My lungs already ache
And I still feel like there is a boulder in my gut

I just can't justify going running this morning.

I know.
I won't make progress by sitting here on the couch
It takes hard work to get there.
It won't be easy to get out the door every day

But I'm just getting over being very sick.
I'm trying to listen to my body
Today my body is saying no

At least it's saying no for right now

I always have the option to go later tonight - in all honesty that never works out very well. When I do go, it's not a good strong run, but it's better than nothing.
I can do something else today too - swimming, bike riding, etc.

This past weekend was a sledge hammer to the head - time to listen to my body.

I still don't know if this is:
- being too tired to wake up - that's a risk for injury
- finding excuses to not run
- my body telling me to just not go today.

I know not going today will make tomorrows run that much more difficult. But today I'm going to err on the side of caution.

I won't do this too often or for too long. But for today, I'm going to accept that I'm not going running before work.

As hard as accepting this is for me today, I also know when I was traveling I woke up one day wanting to run and I did. It will come back. My body is yelling "NOT TODAY". I'm going to listen.
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    Sometimes you DO have to listen to your body and rest. Hope you feel better tomorrow.
    1528 days ago
    Agree that you should listen emoticon to your body
    1528 days ago
    Listen to what your body is trying to tell you.
    1528 days ago
  • ACRAIG921
    Listen to your body. It's telling you to slow down for a minute. You will feel better tomorrow if you rest today and you will be able to pick up where you left off. Have a good day :)
    1528 days ago
  • JESS0107
    Yes, listen to your body!! Plus, you will feel so much better knowing that when you feel better, you are on top of your game!! Feel better soon!!
    1528 days ago
  • KAT321123
    You should listen to your body, absolutely. But that doesn't mean that you can't do *anything*. If your body is overly tired, taking a break from running is a great idea as you don't want to further stress out your system. But you could always try going for a slow, easy walk, doing some yoga, etc.

    With that said, breaks occassionally are totally okay!
    1528 days ago
    EXACTLY WHAT YOU SAID. This is just today. Your desire will return and sometimes we just need to rest. YOU GOT THIS.
    1528 days ago
  • FARIS71
    Yes absolutely listen to your body. Do a little something later if you feel better. Or not. Maybe do some yoga or stretching. But definitely listen to your body. It will be far better in the long run (pun intended).
    1528 days ago
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