Monday, August 15, 2016

Let's Just Call It A Rest Week

I talked about being deep in my running funk. If you missed it, you can read it here. Last week, I tried to start getting out of my funk, but I really couldn't. Plus, the Olympics being on really didn't help.

I decided this week I would rest. My body was really hating me. My shins have tons of bruises on them and I was so tired. I think my body was trying to tell me to rest, and I finally listened. My peak week didn't happen and that's fine. I would rather take a week off during my funk and recover than end up hurt in a few weeks. 

did run a 5k around my neighborhood for the second round of my Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Virtual Run. The virtual race series has three parts - in which you Make A Band. A few weeks ago I ran my first one which was the guitar solo. This time was a drum solo. 

The whole reason I started this blog was to be honest about my training. This is as honest as it gets, I didn't want to run. THAT'S OKAY! I have so much left to do this year that one week off isn't going to derail me. To be honest, it will probably help me. I have a fresh mind and my body feels pretty good. There is only a few weeks until Virginia Beach and then Philly. It's almost September! 

How did you deal with this week? Have you ever just taken a week off?


  1. I broke out of mine last week. Then on mile 4 of a 6 mile run both of my soleus muscles felt like they were in a vice. My right one is fine. My left one still feels like it's bruised. 10 miler in 5 weeks.

  2. It was rough out there last week. I got my runs in but skipped all my core, PT and yoga workouts. Hang in there fall will be here soon.