Unplanned Rest Day

by - Thursday, June 14, 2007

Well, the alarm went off at 6:30 this morning, but I was not getting up with. Instead I re-set it for 7:30 and went back to sleep. Needless to say, today's run didn't happen.

There are a few reasons for my utter exhaustion this morning. First, I've been up kind of late the past few nights/been woken up by phone calls after I've already gone to bed. So the lack of sleep has definitely put a damper on my energy. In fact, when I got home from work yesterday I was watching TV and just passed out for about an hour. I had no idea how tired I had been.

Another reason I skipped today's run is that I have six miles scheduled for tomorrow. (Normally it would be on Saturday, but I've been moving my long runs to Friday until the softball season ends.) My legs were super tired yesterday, as I mentioned in that post, and they weren't feeling much better by this morning. I didn't want to go for a run today and then have my legs be so sluggish that I couldn't get through tomorrow's run. In the end sacrificing today's short run was a better choice than tomorrow's long run suffering.

Sitting at the computer now, my eyes are still kind of glassy and I'm definitely still sleepy. The extra hour this morning didn't really do too much for me. I'm sure it will be another day for napping after work and probably getting a good night's sleep. My friends are meeting some of their friends in D.C. tonight to go to the bars, but alas I'm not 21 yet so I won't be going with them, which in the end is probably for the best. I can get to bed early-ish and be able to have a good run tomorrow.

Now if only the weather tomorrow morning will be like it is today: Cool and slightly overcast...high of 71.

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  1. Sometimes our bodies really need that extra rest. Have a great run on your six miles!