It was another moderately late night. By the time I crawled into bed I had been awake for almost 20 hours straight (minus maybe 30 minutes of dozing in the car yesterday). I ended up going to bed without Jesi since my intention was to get up and run. However when the alarm went off this morning I could barely open my eyes and raise my head.
My body felt heavy from exhaustion and it just wouldn’t allow me to get up, expect to tinkle and then crawl back into bed. I was so exhausted that I didn’t even mind the uncomfortable guest room bed. In fact it was almost comfortable.
I tried to argue with myself, screaming internally that I needed to get my ass out of bed. However I realized (and perhaps it was talking myself out of it) that I was so tired and running in a moderately unfamiliar running area might not be the best idea. Add to that the route that I would have to take would require me to run on a narrow sidewalk next to a high speed highway interchange. For all of those reasons, I decided that forgoing my run would be my best bet.
Though I did spend quite a bit of the day internally beating myself up about the lack of running that I did this weekend. I think equally as frustrating is the length of time my knee discomfort has hung on. It just doesn’t seem to want to go away no matter how much Advil and ice I use. I am in hopes that it will go away soon so that I can get back to running pain free-or at least the kind of pain that doesn’t come from long runs.