Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Dog Days of Spring

We're 10 days into spring and already I'm starting to see more of my online running posse hit the doldrums, weather through injury, mentally, or like me, through sickness. The training in starting to pile up and it's leaving its toll.

I was knocked out by some kind of flu for three solid days.

Nothing like sitting around grousing when you're unable to run. I remember well - I was a miserable sot two days after I broke my toe in January.

Determined not to stew in my funk I at least decided to get out of the house today and do some work at Starbucks. That felt good - it was a beautiful day and lots of people were out and about.

Felt good enough in fact that I came home, threw on the running gear and went for a run. I chose a route where I could circle back early if I felt like it.

But I didn't. So I pressed on and got in a good five miles.

Welcome Spring - the season of rejuvenation!

The lemonade from the lemons is while I may have missed a couple of days training I was able to rework my training plan to turn this week into a rest / recovery week. I'll throw down a couple of easy runs over the next few days and kick it back into gear next week.

And that's reason #73 I love running - nothing like a good run to kick your tude back into gear!


naomi said...

The dog days of spring - well said! I am feeling it right now and glad to know I'm not the only one.

Glad you were able to get out for a run and hope you feel better.

Jeff in West Seattle said...

did I see on DM that you did a 3 hour elliptical workout the other day? that is also pretty brutal - ok it's far more brutal than being sick :-). I hope you're out there soon yourself!

Kerrie said...

Oh so totally true. How many times do I start my run angry, but come back smiling and appreciating life? :)