Yesterday I was supposed to go to the rail trail, run 10 miles, meet a group of friends, and run 5 more.
I slept in.
I spent a very lazy day procrastinating and planned on running in the late afternoon, then in the evening, then at night on the treadmill (15 miles on the treadmill?) then decided to take the weekend off.
It may sound like a rash decision caused by out and out laziness or lack of motivation, but there was a method to my madness! I've been battling planters fasciitis the past few months and my IT band has been a bit sore. I haven't taken more than 2 days off in a row since December of 2008, and only once did I do 2 days in a row since! I think my procrastination was an answer to my body asking for some healing time.
So no running Friday because it was a scheduled rest day, yesterday, today (I went to watch the Steelers give the Bengals the game,) or tomorrow (cross training.) That's four days without running!
But it'll be worth it I'm sure! My legs feel better today than I can remember and as the cliche goes, "absence makes the heart grow fonder!"
Stay safe, keep your soles to the ground, and keep moving forward!
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