I just could not get up this morning. My alarm went off, my running gear was all laid out, I'd been EXTREMELY careful keeping my wine intake, I'd even prepared the ingredients for my Power Juice the night before and yet I couldn't move. The rain lashed down against the windows and Oscar and Tallulah were doing high speed circuits of the bedroom, hall and stairs, chasing each other and keeping us awake. Despite the tremendous noise they made bashing and crashing into things (even jumping and running across our snoozing bodies in bed at one point!) I couldn't get the impetus to go out and run the parkrun run.
I'd spent the previous two days replacing some fence posts that had rotted in the ground. This entailed hammering and breaking up the hardest concrete known to man! I should have hired a BIG TOOL to do it, but I thought I could conquer it by using brute force and ignorance. I have succeeded (eventually), but as a result I have ZERO energy left, and the thought of popping out for a quick 5K does not appeal to me one iota.
So I am going to see how I feel tomorrow and if I feel the same, I'll do one Monday. One thing I've found, is that if I don't feel like doing a run, I wait a day or two and by then the mojo has come back in spades and I can't wait to get out there and strut my stuff. So hopefully in the next day or two I'll be reporting running 5K in 11 minutes......(yeah right!!)
To all the parkrunners today, to all the long distance runners to day and to all the C25K'ers getting through the program - hats off to you all!
Until next time....