I didn’t exercise this weekend. I did one thirty minute walk around the neighborhood, delivering newsletters. That’s it.
So, I planned to run today. I miss my run. I’m feeling all soft and squishy and lazy.
Unfortunately, my body has other ideas. After years of not getting seriously ill, I’m finding that the combination of strep and a bad cold is wiping me out. My head and face hurt. I get out of breath walking up the stairs. My body temperature is wacky. I can’t tell you how many times today I’ve already taken off my sweatshirt and then five minutes later put it back on. My body is obviously telling me to give it a break for another day.
So, why exactly do I feel guilty for not running?
12 thoughts on “Ahh, the guilt”
I suffer with the same issue when sick… I feel like I should be doing something even when I *know* I shouldn't. Hope you feel better soon!!!
I have runner's guilt for not running yesterday. Even though I know I should take off post marathon. It's a illness I tell you. Rest up. Hope you feel better!
I felt guilty all last week when I took time off because I was sick – strep, natch – but yesterday was pretty hard!
Ugh! Everyone has this cold/flu-ish junk. It's tough to shake! Rest, rest, rest and eat well so you can kick it quickly.
I am feeling totally guilty. I finally got the go ahead to run and haven't been able to because of being sick. I figure when I finally can run again it will be great. Take care of yourself!
I do feel guilty when I don't exercise but never when I'm sick. Sounds like you need more rest.
You are getting sick because you are not running. Duct tape the kids to the bed and get out there!
Hope you feel better soon! I get the runner's guilt too!
So sorry you aren't feeling well!
i haven't run due to this stupid heel issue and a crazy work schedule. get this…i feel guilty for not feeling guilty. how does THAT even make sense?!?!?
Stop feeling guilty. You SHOULDN'T be running. If you were then you should feel guilty!
I have no idea! You really don't have to. However, I totally understand. I'm suffering from runner's guilt all the time too.