I'm beginning to think the more I don't do, the more folks will like it!
I just wish the same principle would work in my running. Quite honestly I've found myself not looking forward to my runs. Actually dreading them is a better description. Just lacking motivation. Wanting to sleep on Sunday morning rather then go on my long run . . . even in the heat!. So a break seemed like a good course of action.
So since Boogie, my longest run has been about 10 miles . . . and another about 8 miles. Plus a few 3-6 milers during the week. Basically lots of rest!
So I should be feeling all recovered and ready to go! But that's not happening! Actually every day is a new physical issue! Crazy!
- All last week my wrist hurt (wrist I injured at the Medoc Re-Run in November that still isn't 100%).
- Sunday I was going to do a 16-17 miler at Medoc . . . but I got dizzy after a mile, walked for four miles hoping it would go away. And finally just quit.
- Monday, my hip hurt. Really hurt. I was limping! No injury, I did nothing! It just started hurting!
- Tuesday, still a little dizzy and the hip still hurts some . . . but way better.
There silly little 'nothings' just have to be in my head!
And we all know that runners are generally prone to hypochondriac-type mentality. Heck, listening to everyone at the start of a race you would think most of them had to be driven to the starting line by an ambulance! Everyone has been having 'issues' and their training has just hardly prepared them for the race. Most question if they will even be able to finish! But, of course, virtually everyone does finish . . . with great times too!
But this 'layoff' is arming me with a ton of new excuses for my poor performances! Another week or two and I'll be all set! Hinson Lake . . . why .. . I'll probably only get in 15 miles or so!