My reinvigoration didn’t last very long. Hence the confessions to come…
1. I woke up to a rainy over cast sky and a promise of rain which didn’t sound like a good time to my blister ridden feet. So I skipped it. Then felt guilty about it all day. When I got home I decided two things: a) I have 7 weeks left until race time which is plenty of time; b) I need to not do long runs on Sundays, the sacred day in our house hold which only belongs to watching football. I made a plan to scoot all my runs one day forward, leaving Sundays with a short recovery run. Much more realistic.
2. Today was overcast all morning, then a monsoon in the afternoon. Like, wind shield wipers on full blast and you still can’t see kind of monsoon. I came home and looked up some yoga to do (more on this in a minute) before hopefully the rain would subside enough for me to still get in an easy run. The rain never stopped which in Charleston means it was pouring AND I would be running in floods up to my knees. So now I have gone two days without running and I feel like the biggest bum ever. I get so down on myself so easily when I am training, especially because usually I never miss a run for 16 weeks, this training cycle I have really not been at my best.
3. I discovered yogaglo.com today. I signed up for a free 15 day trial and did a 45 minute cross-training for runners series. My body feels AMAZING!! I feel like I just gave my whole body so much love. I am going to try to do at least 15 minutes of this yoga each day for my 15 day trial and decide if I want to keep it. Maybe if I pay for it I will be more in to doing it more regularly. A monthly membership is 18 dollars and there are literally thousands of classes for anything you could want, complete with pre-run routines, restorative and strengthening all directed at runners along with non-runner yoga routines.
I am going to continue to peruse the site and at the end of my 15 day trial I will let you all know if I decide to re-up!
Do you ever feel completely deflated after missing a run or two?