I had a rest day scheduled for today; I should have stuck to the schedule.
Silly me decided to pack my gym bag on a whim this morning for a run at lunch. When I went to the ladies room to change and discovered I had forgotten my sports bra (again!) I should have gone right back to my desk. But no, I decided to grin and bear it. I’ll spare you the details, but it was highly uncomfortable.
Other reasons this was an ugly run:
1. It’s HOT today. It was high noon, not a cloud in the sky and felt like almost 30 degrees C (it was probably closer to 26). It’s going to take some time adjusting to summer temps again.
2. I didn’t have water. In this weather, I need water for even a dinky little run.
3. After 9 consecutive days off, today was my 3rd day running in a row, on top of softball last night. My legs are extremely tired and a little sore.
4. I didn’t eat any carbs after lunch yesterday, unless you count a Swiss Chalet roll. Definitely contributed to the lack of energy.
So I trudged through 4KM (miraculously coming in <6:00/KM) and the moral of the story is: I should have just taken a damn rest today! I'm not moving any more than necessary tomorrow!