My run on Sunday was pretty much the definition of suck. 5.1 miles of struggling to keep moving.
Yesterday’s run wasn’t any better. I’m used to long runs being hard, but yesterday took the cake. And it was definitely physical not mental: I went out only planning about 4-5 miles and I met a friend at mile one. Every single step was a challenge, my legs were tired, and my breathing was just off. It was 9.2 slow, grueling miles.
So, today is a “rest from running” day. I know that I need to run some back to back long runs and I know I benefit from forcing my tired legs to run. But I also know sometimes pushing through exhaustion results in injury. It’s a delicate balance.
I woke up this morning to a misty, grey day and temps in the low 40s. While I can and do run in that kind of weather, today I’m going to take it as a sign that my one hour hot yoga class is enough exercise for today.
And the winners of my Black Friday Giveaway…
HBBC so far this week – 11.2
Tuesday = 5 planned – hot yoga, veggies, FB
Monday = 11.2 (9.2 mile run + veggies + FB)
HBBC total as of Sunday night – 53.4
HBBC last week – 50.4
HBBC pre-bonus points – 3