Sunday, August 23, 2015

Disappointed :(

The Hansons wanted me to run 5 miles today. Life had other plans. Granted, I could have made time to run, but I wanted to have a fun adventure, and I want to get more than 4 hours of sleep.

I didn't sleep great last night. I woke up at midnight with a few crazy minutes of sleep paralysis, then never really went back into deep sleep. Work started at 4am....

By the time I finished working, I hadn't gotten around to eating anything yet. Bill had mentioned going out for breakfast, so I waited and had a big breakfast with him. Then we had plans to go to the Civil War Muster (re-enactment) in Jackson. It was done at 3pm, so we didn't have a lot of time to dilly dally beforehand.

By the time we got back to his place at 4pm, I was so zonked that I crashed and napped for a few minutes. 30 minutes later I still had illusions of running my 5 miles, but I had to drive home, and I had to eat something! By this point, I hadn't eaten in over 6 hours.

Dinner was done at 6:30, work starts at 4am again tomorrow and there's a tornado warning. Yeah, I could force a run to happen, but the weather sounds questionable, driving to the gym would add 40 minutes, and it takes me a couple hours to wind down and sleep after a run. Besides, when I'm really really sleep deprived and run-down, I'm more likely to get sick, which would harm my running a whole lot more than 1 missed run. And I have 2 vacays coming up! I don't have time to be sick!!!!

I know skipping ONE run isn't the end of the world, and it won't kill my training. Tomorrow is another day and all that, but I'm still bummed. Grumble grumble complain.


  1. And maybe just maybe, your body was telling you something! I bet you have an incredible run the next time you lace up!

    1. Right you are, my friend. The tornado warning was God's way of saying TAKE A BREAK!!!! My Saturday run was horrendous bc I was so exhausted.