Which hurts more - running or not running?
On the running schedule last week was 3 medium runs and 1 long run. All in preparation for my favorite annual event of Dam 2 Dam in June. (Hey you - if you every wanted to do it but worried about finishing - they just extended the course to 3 1/2 hours! Dam to Dam race organizers - you are my hero for ordinary runners!)
Earlier in April, my running had been almost....dare I say it....consistent. I had really worked hard to get in my runs.
But life over the last few weeks has been topsy turvy again.
Last week instead of 3 medium runs and 1 long run, my running schedule looked more like:
- 3 dozen cookies (for boy scout bake sale) and 100 cake balls.
- 55 hours at work
- 8 hours in the ER with Jim and many other hours worrying
- Countless kid activities
The only running I did was to run kids to activities, or run to get them to or from school, or run after chickens who tried to escape their pen.
So today, I am creaky and achy. My hips hurt from sitting all week. My legs are feeling flabbing and weak. My back is sore from hunching over a computer. My mental files are in complete disarray.
Sure, I have a few aches and pains after running. But I am starting to believe that not running actually hurts more. Ok, I know that not running hurts more.
Crossing my fingers that running stays in my plans this week!
Was able to get in 10 miles this morning! And it was fabulous!
My husband insisted that I get in my run around the other things planned. It was the I'm-trying-to-be-nice-about-it-but-you-really-need-to-go-on-a-run-because-your-nonrunning-mood sucks conversation.
I guess my lack of running has spilled over to my attitude at home.
Whew - feel better now!