Just don't feel like it
So, I haven’t ran since the awesome 5k race on Saturday. In fact, I’ve hardly exercised at all, unless you count cleaning and shopping, ha ha 🙂
I’ve been struggling with some allergies the past couple of weeks and every now and then it flares up enough to take me down. I’m not really that congested, but I’m sneezing, itchy, have major headaches and I just feel really tired all the time. So I haven’t felt like doing much.
At first I felt “guilty” for not running and I was afraid that I would gain weight but that is just ridiculous! With a capital R! Where do these negative thoughts come from? I don’t know but I kicked them to the curb. I’m not going to gain weight and my body is going to thank me for letting it rest and heal.
One week is not going to make that big of a difference in the grand scheme of things. Sometimes it’s good to take a break, especially when you have been training for a big race or when you just aren’t feeling like yourself.
I had planned to run yesterday but once the end of the day drew near, I just didn’t feel like it again. Something was telling me to just go home. So I took Suzie for an hour walk (in the humidity) which pooped both of us out but in a good way.
We went about two miles or so. It felt really good to break a sweat and get moving again. I’m hoping I will feel up to something more today but we’ll just have to wait and see.
I also think it’s time to change my workouts from after work to earlier in the day. At least that is what I think my body is trying to tell me 😉
Do you suffer from exercise guilt?