Thursday, April 16, 2009

Bad Doggie!

That's what my master would be telling me today. Yup. I just couldn't force myself out the door last night. I had a long day at work. Didn't get out of the office until after 6:30 (I got to work before 7 AM). The weatherman was right - a storm had blown through and the winds were howling. Gale force I'm sure. There were white caps on the back bay. Temperatures were dropping. By the time I got out to my car it was easily in the mid 50's. I had packed an Under Armor in anticipation, but that wasn't stopping the chill blowing through me. It reminded me of the first time I ever stepped the curbside at O'Hare in January many years ago. Brrr.

I remembered how nice it felt to run on Tuesday with no pain and no fatigue. So, I twisted my arm up behind my back and got my hand between my shoulders. In no time I was crying Uncle and climbed back into my car. Whew that was close!

Actually, I do feel a *little* guilty about taking a day off, but with the wind and the cold and the lateness of the day, I just did not feel like running was something I wanted to do. Plus, at this point, an extra day of rest isn't going to hurt. Let's call it a step back week.

Today I will make it out the door for a six mile easy run. The winds have died down and we are on a warming trend starting today. In fact, temperatures are forecast to be in the 90s by this weekend! Woo hoo!


  1. It was cold as sin last night! What's up with THAT? I did the same thing on Tuesday night...wouldn't go out to run in the cold (even though our cold isn't really cold).

    It's OK to take a day off. You're right, the extra day of rest won't fact, it might help :-)

  2. How did you feel after taking a day off?? I get very moody when I do-- Stop by my blog and discuss it if you get a chance-- trying to see if other people suffer from "runner's withdrawl"

  3. Crazy weather! Today was beautiful so I hope you were able to get out on that run. :)

  4. I swam in that weather. I can tell you getting out of the lake was not fun. It's a good thing you stopped, you could have hurt yourself!

  5. i totally sympathize on both sides... hope you're not feeling too guilty though, i'm sure the day off was still good for you and the legs.