Do you ever go back and read posts from a difficult time in your running?
I’m going a little bit nuts on this here running break. For example, not only have I been grumpy and lethargic, now I’m an insomniac. It’s 1:48 a.m. and I’m wide awake even though I need to “get up” in a few hours to go to work. Needless to say, I won’t be swimming this morning.
Even though I’m having serious withdrawal issues from running, I’m not going to boo-hoo about it anymore. I’m going to take my preventative medicine (rest) like a big girl, or “grill” as T Junior says. And it’s just for a week! They are so many others who have been ordered by doctors not to run due to injury and will take weeks, maybe months or more, to recover. That sucks. I should know.
And just to remind myself: I am not hurt. I am being cautious. I am resting a leg that was sore maaaaaaybe a teeny bit too long after a 3+-hour run. I am not hurt, but if I don’t run (or not run) smart, I will be.
Why the change in attitude? I was looking for a post back in my MvM archives and instead ran into this one HERE about my meeting with Coach Tony from a year ago. A quick excerpt:
“My meeting with Coach Tony today happened for a reason. I know it did. And I’m going to do the right thing. The smart thing. Be a responsible adult. Stay healthy. There are people that depend on me, you know. But it’s hard to accept that I won’t be achieving my dream on June 6. And if I think about it too much, I cry.”
That sobered me right up.