Tuesday, November 27, 2012
On Thursday, I had a terrible run. I probably should not have gone out, but I was working a different shift and wanted to get a run in. I was not feeling good for a few days up until then. I think I had a cold. I was not sure. I was extremely tired, had a runny nose and my throat hurt. I went for a 4 mile run and barely made it through. The rest of the day, I was a mess. I had no energy. I did not feel like I usually do after my run. On Friday, I was still feeling poor. I actually fell asleep around 7 that evening and slept straight until 5 the next morning when my son woke me up. I felt a lot better. As the day went on, I started to feel better. In the afternoon, my kids and I were able to have our dance party. This is where we put some music on and carry one or both of them at a time and move around the house. They love it. I loved it. I felt great. I went for the same run on Saturday night and I felt like a new person. I felt faster, my run felt easy. It was just what I needed. I learned an important lesson, that I still ignore from time to time. Listen to your body. Sometimes a day off is helpful.