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Sunday, December 27, 2009

The voice of unreason



Although it's great running weather outside and most of the snow has melted away I have not yet gone out for a run today. I've been feeling tired, as though I am fighting off a cold, although I don't really have any cold symptoms. There's a voice in my head that is screaming "Go run the trail loop at Stillwell!" and I'm listening. I'm just not taking action. I'm waiting to to see if some strength returns. If so, I'll take a ride over there later. However, if I don't get to Stillwell today there's always the option of a quick run in the neighborhood or even on the treadmill. Perhaps my body is telling me to rest and I should listen to it instead of listening to the voice in my head that's encouraging me to do a trail run. What I really need is a voice of reason to convince me that resting today can prevent me from feeling even worse. I'll be disappointed if I push too hard today only to find myself too sick to run much in the coming week.

3 comments:

  1. I hope you heard the voice from the heavens bellowing "listen to your body" and took a rest day. The weather was warm today but I'm sure that Stillwell was soggy.

    Tomorrow is another day.

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  2. Very good post. It sounds like one I did a week or so ago. What worked for me, is that I listened to my "Whole Body" to determine what I needed to do. I opted for the rest, and the rest of the week, I was astounded at my results. What ever you decide to do, I hope it works out for you. Take care and Happy Holidays!

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  3. I did listen and I'm glad I did. Stillwell was in fairly good shape today so I think I came out ahead.

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