Yes, I borrowed the (altered) title of this post from my favorite episode of Seinfeld, “The Race”. The funny thing is that the episode is all about running and it was my favorite long before I started running.
So my run plan was to run 6 miles yesterday. As I’ve said here, I try to always run my plan. In fact there have only been a few planned days where I haven’t run in the past year and 2 were from in injury and a couple because of extenuating circumstances where time just wasn’t available.
Yesterday was neither.
Yes, for the first time yesterday, I chose not to run and had no good reason. I guess I’m not as obsessive about running as I thought!
I got up early 4:00 am (and not on a work day – ugh). I did some things around the house and then my lovely wife, RS and I went to Starbucks and to run errands. My plan was to run in the afternoon as I do during the week. But while sitting in Starbucks, drinking my grande blond roast coffee, I realized that perhaps I needed a day off. Monday is usually my day off, but I ran 3 miles since I had taken the Friday before off due to a painful knee. So it had been a while since a day off and the next day (today) was my long day. Soooo, I made the radical decision to just play hookie from running and have a day with my lovely wife and kids. I’m glad I did.
Now… T minus 7 days until our half marathon. This week will be our prep week. If my long run today goes well, I’ll take off next Saturday also. TJ doesn’t like to take the day off right before a race as he tends to feel a bit stiff. I usually run better on my day back, so I’ll test that theory today.
It is so exciting to be so close to our first half marathon. If we can all stay healthy this week, next sunday at 7:03 (don’t ask my why they picked that time) in the morning, all the work will pay off.
I love running!!!
For your entertainment, here is a clip from “The Race”