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Wanting Peace; Needing Rest

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

I ran at the Y today, doing my 3 min run/1 min walk intervals of 5.8mph and 3.8mph, going about 5 miles. I felt strong and healthy during my run and it didn't seem difficult. I stretched, showered, and came home and ate. But now I feel really tired. Not sure if it is a recovery issue. Actually, I think it is because I slept rather poorly last night. I'll try to get rested and pay better attention to how I feel after each of next week's runs. I don't run again now until Saturday at 5:30am when it is an 11 mile group outing along the path of the upcoming Lakeland Half Marathon.

Tonight we have our monthly local SparkTeam dinner. I look forward to them so much. It's great to have a special event mid-week. Special thanks to Cyndi for all she does to organize and keep our team going!!

Wishing all my SparkFriends peace on this day we remember too well.

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AQUAGIRL08 9/13/2013 8:28PM

A special thanks to you for all of your wonderful support and friendship! (I'm loving the socks too!)

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EWKA101 9/12/2013 10:48PM

    I tried these intervals today, and was able to go for 3 miles only. I hope in a month or so I will be able to go 5 miles. emoticon

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2WHEELEDSHARON 9/12/2013 12:12PM

    Great job with your intervals! Enjoy some good rest.

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_LINDA 9/12/2013 1:48AM

    I am an expert at a lack of sleep, and it sure does affect performance and recovery. Hope you get a sound one tonight!
I too, am jealous you can get together with a group of Spark friends! The only way that would happen for me is if they all got together at a convention!!

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FLEMIDG 9/12/2013 12:08AM

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MSLZZY 9/11/2013 10:26PM


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RUNNERRACHEL 9/11/2013 10:14PM

    I have experienced some feeling drained after workouts and wonder if I'm doing too much. You may need some more rest days built into your routine.

Pay attention to how you feel. emoticon

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FROSTY99 9/11/2013 9:55PM

    Hope you had a great time with the team.

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OPTIMIST1948 9/11/2013 9:13PM

    So nice to have a run that isnt painful....

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ONEKIDSMOM 9/11/2013 8:54PM

    Have a great Spark-meet!

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TRAVELGRRL 9/11/2013 7:19PM

    *JEALOUS* that you have a Sparkgroup where you live!

Yes; time to listen to your body. Hope you got a chance to lie down, but if not, try to get to bed early!! emoticon

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Take the hint and relax a little bit. A bad nights sleep can make a mess of my running but it sounds like you did great! Enjoy the group run on Saturday. I would love to have a group to run with. I have looked in my area but there is nothing within an hours drive from me.
Run On!

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WATERMELLEN 9/11/2013 6:04PM

Good for you, paying attention and making sure you get the rest you need.

You will have a terrific time at your Spark dinner!!

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JOYINKY 9/11/2013 5:55PM

    Peace and Rest are an important part of a healthy balance. Make sure you make time for them! Stay well!

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GABY1948 9/11/2013 5:53PM

    Rest up and take it easy...I wish you also peace on this day and all days! Take it easy now, Marsha! emoticon

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AMANDAROX 9/11/2013 2:55PM

    Probably much deserved rest is what you need. emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 9/11/2013 2:46PM

    It could be the sleep issue.

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