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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!

Addendum:

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!


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