Thursday, February 23, 2012

"Sick" - The Runner's Version

~ inspired by Shel Silverstein

I cannot do my run today.
I cannot swing it, there's just no way.

My nose is stuffed, my throat is sore.
I got NO sleep the night before.

It's raining cats and dogs out there.
I'll go tomorrow, I will, I swear.

My iPod doesn't have a charge.
The blisters on my feet are large.

I'm out of Gatorade and GU
There's so much other stuff to do.

My teammate already got hers done.
Without her a long run is just no fun.

What? What's that you say?
You say today's a short and easy day?
G'bye.  I'm going out to play!!

In truth, I am sick and a bit run down. I have been trying to fit in my runs with both work and skiing in the afternoon with my family.  It was too much.  I wasn't able to run yesterday because I had nothing left.  I need to continue to remind myself that I love to run and that it truly is fun and I when I don't feel that way, it's time to lose the watch and the training plan and just run because I want to.

Listen to this:
Brains - Lower Dens   Brains - Brains - Single

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