Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Here's a riddle for you....

If a runner doesn't run on National Running Day, is she still a runner?

I really didn't want to run yesterday. My legs were still tired, I was getting out of work kind of late, and 10 miles just felt like a lot of running when I'd really rather sit on my bum and eat cake and watch tv.

But I ran. And it kind of sucked, and it took 3 or 4 miles to really warm up, but I ran.

My legs were tired. My feet kind of still hurt (that's new, and wtf, feet?). My favorite sports bra is now too big, and chafes - I knew this, but I didn't want to believe it, so I thought I'd try it again. Mistake.

10 miles total, 8 at MGP.


Goal pace felt totally easy, even on pissed off, tired legs. While no one was in the gym with me, I sang along - out loud - to my iPod. Logic = if I can sing, I'm not working too hard.

We'll ignore that I'm still playing all Lemonheads, all the time. Still.

When I got home, I calculated that I'd run 51 miles in the last 7 days, including Yasso 800's for the first time, a 5k PR, and a PDR at 22 miles.

Well, no shit I'm tired and my legs hate me.

So today, National Running Day or not, I'm not running. It's a rest day, the end.

That's really all I've got. Oh, also, I woke up this morning, showered, and decided to hack 6 inches off my hair. You can't even tell. It's like a neverending stretch of hair. WTF, head. That's really it. The end.

11 comments:

Tara @ texasrunnergirl.com said...

I don't plan on running today either... and I'm not sorry!

girlsthatrun said...

I've been debating whether my soreness is TOO sore for running too, but I say no matter what you're still a runner. Especially after packing in 51 miles in the week!

Yo Momma Runs said...

Yes, anyone who kicks that much arse on the other days of the week gets to rest on national running day.

Molly said...

Dang girl, you're killing it with the miles! I thought of you this past weekend, I ran a 5k that raised funds for pediatric cancer research : )

Ricole Runs said...

51 miles in 7 days?!?! You are officially my hero. I didn't run yesterday either, and I felt like a loser, so I'm glad I'm not the only one!! :-)

Alene Gone Bad said...

I did a bike ride on National Running Day to give my legs some rest. It's my way of being a conscientious objector.

Great job on your training Heather! You are going to kick some butt.

Lauren said...

I didn't run on National Running Day either. We can both be non-runners together. : )) (I ran yesterday though) ps. you are really doing awesome on your mileage.

Fruit Fly said...

You cut off your own hair???

That's just so much running - I think you earned the day off for sure!

Evan Dando - where are you?? What's going on?? When do we get a new concert line-up??

Becka said...

51 miles? You're ridiculous. :D

chacha said...

I've only run more than 50 miles in the span of 7 days once, and that was Ragnar Ultra (where 35 miles were done in 22 hours). Regular training of 50+ mpw is badass.

I only ran 3 miles on National Running day and it was relatively slow trail miles.

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