I was very happy this morning to be able to stay in and snuggle under the covers for a couple extra hours, savoring sleep on this last day of the weekend. The day was rainy and I don’t mean the usual Portland rain – There was thunder, and many downpour moments. It was a wonderful day to stay in.
Of course, many hours later, the sun shone her light a little upon the damp Earth… Just to remind us it is Spring and not Fall.
I keep thinking about the level of training I am about to embrace for the 50K in July… and savoring today as a rest day, a day off from social commitments, and a day to really just be in my skin, in my home, immersed in my own thoughts was truly a blessing and totally necessary. I keep forgetting that I need to take time for me, and I do believe I was starting to feel the effects of this choice.
Do you ever feel like you just can’t go anywhere? You have to stay in … just to think?
My day was rounded out by the daily email from Runner’s World:
There is so much truth in that statement. I know I have finally beat my opponent for the 26.2 mile races, but I fear that the battle will resume when I start pushing past that distance. Training for the Siskiyou Out & Back 50K is going to be trying, but I am ready for the challenge. 🙂
Happy Rest Day!