Well… taking a break yesterday didn’t go as well as I had hoped.
I got home and decided to just run/walk slowly. You need to understand that my success in running is based on habit. I have developed a habit of running 5 – 6 days a week over the past two years. The good thing about habits is that they become automatic as long as you do the same thing at the same time each day (not time like a clock, but time as at the same point in your day – i.e.: after work). Everyday I get home from work and immediately get on my running clothes and head out to run… EVERYDAY during the week. From the time I get home to the time I am out running it is usually about 10 minutes. I have trained myself to do this. It is an ingrained habit that has worked well for me…
When I need rest, it is almost impossible to stop. I do rest by taking a day off a day a week, but usually walk on those days. A true rest day only occurs if I am sick or the day is so busy that I cannot get my run in (usually a Saturday).
So yesterday I planned on resting, but I ran. To be fair, I ran at a pace 1 to 2 minutes slower than normal and I walked from time to time (about a half mile of the five mile run). So it was a resting run. 🙂
I didn’t sleep well again last night. I’m not sure what is happening. No stress, no pressure, no caffeine or sugar. I fell asleep late (late for me anyway) and then kept waking up. I woke up at 3:00AM and just waited for the alarm to go off at 4:00 (and then didn’t want to get up). Although I feel fine, I wonder if I am not fighting some sickness or something. It has been a strange couple of days, but at least it hasn’t been more than that.
Finally, I had a hit on my blog yesterday where someone typed into Google, “278 to Boston Boston marathon 2014”. Ha. That was pretty neat to see. I assume someone wondering if I qualified yet or not. Well this runner will have to wait until at least 2015 and I probably won’t have a real chance a qualifying till 2016.
Goals. Habits. Life. All is good (now if I can just get some sleep).