The 20 Mile Run That Didn’t Happen

Yep, it’s official. My marathon training is on life support. Saturday morning came too fast, and I was way too sleepy to get out my warm cozy bed to begin running at 5:30 a.m. with the group. I hate not being able to run with my friends and have a good time, but I don’t feel bad about skipping. Tired is tired. Here is what I did this week:

Tuesday 5:30 a.m. – Five mile run with a good running friend. I wanted to revisit running in the morning before work, because it’s hard to predict when meetings end. I was so sleepy around noon, it wasn’t the least bit funny. I may revisit this idea some other time.

Thursday: 0 miles. I got to the park, but the humidity and my fatigue got the best of me. I never got out my car. I used the spare hour take care of errands.

Saturday: I was supposed to run 20 miles this day.  Oh well. I did run 2 Saturday evening, since I had not ran since Tuesday. I wanted to do at least 4, but once again the humidity got to me. I bought my self a Dr. Suess coffee mug for at least trying, and recognizing when to back off.

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(Laugh if you must, but it is my new favorite mug!)

So good people, have you been in a similar situation with your fitness? If so, how did you resolve the matter?

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