Saturday, September 1, 2012

A week without running

Last Friday I got in a 7-mile tempo run before my kids went to school & daycare.  It was one of the best runs I have had all summer.  That was 8 days ago, and I haven't run at all since then.
That Friday, my husband and I took a quick overnight trip to go to a concert.  We had a little too much fun, as I expected we would.  I never had any plans of running that Saturday, so that day wasn't a loss.  Sunday was supposed to be 13 miles around 5:30 in the morning.  I was too comfy back in my own bed snuggling with my 3-year-old, so I decided to put it off until Sunday evening.  On Sunday, I got caught up in the ridiculous panic that overcomes our coastal community anytime a tropical storm or hurricane approaches.  I spent the day monitoring weather reports & taking stock of my pantry, battery supply, etc.  It never seemed like a good time to take a break for running.  The rest of the week just got worse.  School was cancelled for 2 days, my husband was out of town, and I still had to go to the office.  It was a downward spiral -- no running made me sleep poorly, so I never had the energy to get out of bed at 5 a.m. to run.  I drank too much coffee and I was a cranky, jittery mess. 
I am so grateful for this 3-day weekend.  I didn't run today, but I have a date with a 20-miler tomorrow morning.  I sure hope I can handle it.