Monday, August 11, 2008
When Should We Listen To Our Bodies?
This image represents how I felt Sunday morning!!!!
I was excited last night about the Bradbury run. I took it easy and got to bed early. Ironic as last week I did all the wrong things before the B to B race.
I woke up dead! Well not really dead of course but my body was dead, I had a huge headace, my muscles were tired and I just plain felt horrible. I knew for sure I was not in the frame of mind to run up and down a mountain for nine miles.
I decided to mix up the perpetuim anyway, do a few stretches and see how I felt in an hour or so. I still had plenty of time to get there. I labored with the thought of going anyway. Did it makes sense to try the run? Would I feel better once I started running? Should I listen to my body?
I opted not to go because I felt for sure I would get DNF and what gain would I get from that? I decided to try a run close to home as I could easily quit if I felt I couldn't continue. I ran 5 miles, didn't enjoy it that much and felt horrible running.....Now I'm glad I didn't go to Bradbury....I guess it just wasn't my day.
Swam some laps after the run and felt a little better. I wonder if I pushed it too much to run the B last weekend, run Bradbury Tuesday, run Thursday and not really have enough time to recover. Went to bed at 9 pm and still had the headache.
I havn't missed too many scheduled races and I hate when I do. I am very disapointed
I feel I let myself down....but I suppose we should listen to our bodies when they scream...No Way!
This was going to be my last race before surgery in a week and a half.....I might try to grab a 5k to fill the void of missing this race.