So – a funny thing happened on the track Tuesday night. Well, not ha ha funny, but sad kind of funny. I wasn’t able to finish the workout. I hit the track. I started my warm up. And just did not have the desire to run 24 laps, 8 of them hard, around the little circle. I packed it up, and went home.
I am, in two words – burned out. Other than my knees (a little tendonitis in my right knee), there’s nothing wrong with me physically. There are a couple things causing some increased mental stress, but hey, we all have those right? All I know is the fire to go out and train hard isn’t there right now. So, for a change, I’m going to listen to the advice that has been offered by so many of you. I’m going to take some time off. A vacation from training of sorts. Please note the distinction – I’m not taking a vacation from running – only a vacation from training. I realized on Tuesday that I really wanted to be in the hills. Not on a track. The bottom line is my goal race in next May – not this October. I need to make sure the map that I’m using on my journey doesn’t detour me along the way.
So, stay tuned. I’m taking two weeks off from running and resting my body a little. I’m going to keep my race schedule intact, so I’ll be back on Tuesday with a report from the Top of Mt. Baldy.
Thanks everyone for your supportive words and well wishes. Have a fun and safe Labor Day holiday!