Hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July!! My husband and I took our son to the beach for the first time this year. I knew he would enjoy the sand and water, but I wasn’t prepared for HOW much he would love it. It was a perfect day.
I haven’t posted much since last week…I wish I could blame the busy weekend and holiday, but in reality, my lack of blogging has been tied directly to my lack of running.
I ran yesterday for the first time in a week – I honestly can’t remember the last time I went SEVEN days without a single run (I didn’t even go that long after my son was born!!). I attempted running five days last week…but due to some pregnancy side affects (I won’t go into detail as it’s TMI for public consumption), I was unable to run.
I don’t know if there is anything more frustrating than having the desire to run – setting the alarm each day, getting dressed and even heading outside to stretch – only to find that you physically can’t run.
I am a real joy to be around when I go on extended running breaks (re: more than one or two days). I am cranky, moody, have no patience for anyone or anything, and have little desire to do anything. Throw in that I eat poorly, don’t drink enough water, and have NO energy. (You can understand why my husband is usually the first person to push me out the door during one of these breaks.)
I enjoyed a short (but speedy – for me these days!) 3 mile treadmill run yesterday and a hot and sweaty 6 miler this AM. I feel a million times better – focused, energized, and HAPPY.
I guess sometimes the question shouldn’t be “Why I run” it’s Why I NEED TO run”.
Do you get in a funk when you don’t run for a few days?
How do you cope with forced running breaks?