It was an unplanned rest day, yesterday. I decided to put some friends and family first, which is what I need to be a little more diligent to remember now and then…
Running today would have set me up for a 6-run week. I’ve got tomorrow and Saturday all planned out, but I need to get a little work done for my Master’s. That, and get my wedding ring resized (again). Looks like I’m not running today.
Off-days are hard sometimes. The lack of endorphines is something that can be difficult to process. It really messes with my head sometimes. I’m dealing, though. It’s something that I need to learn. Not everyday can be a run day (crazed Running Streaks not withstanding…seriously, check these folks out, they’ve been doing this a long time!).
Having said all that, and despite my up and down mental state due to a chemical imbalance of positive hormones, I’m still feeling good about my runs and ready for tomorrow. Another solid breakfast of Greek yogurt and granola is on tap…I have a nearly inappropriate desire to eat those two things every day for breakfast…
We all must have our obsessions…
Today is a day filled with struggle, difficulty, and sadness for so many, from those in Texas to the friends and family of David Torrence. I’m resting today and keeping others in my thoughts and prayers, including all those traveling to UTMB. Good luck and Godspeed!
No running today.
Big Day Tomorrow
Tomorrow is the Leadville 100. They call it the “Race Across the Sky.” The race course’s average altitude is greater than 10,000 feet above sea level. The entire course is run between 9,200 feet and 12,600 feet…it’s up there.
Good luck to those racing tomorrow. Be safe and healthy, and may your miles of training carry you to the finish!
Back at it tomorrow with the long run.