I haven’t run since Tuesday. I’ve been sick and I hate it. Wednesday, I was down for the count and couldn’t do anything. Thursday I felt a little better, but there was still no way I could run. Friday I was well enough to walk my son to school and teach Stroller Strides, but still didn’t run. That brings me to today. The body aches and fever have given way to a good old fashioned head cold. I know I have run with a worse cold, but again today, I didn’t run.
So am I smart to give myself a break to get better or a wimp for finding excuses not to run? I don’t feel committed enough to this training cycle. I am running a 31 mile race in less than three months and I am nowhere near where I should be. Where is that drive to get those longer and longer runs?
I am planning on running in the morning. I don’t know where or for how long. I really want to go out on the trails, but I am a bit nervous about running by myself on the trails during rattlesnake season. I just think I am less likely to encounter one if I am chatting with a friend. Plus, there is another set of eyes to make sure I don’t step near one. It is my biggest fear.
I hope that I am well enough to have a good run. I am ready to be healthy again. I hope you are all having a great weekend. Happy running…