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 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.