I planned to go running yesterday after work. Since I’m in my taper period before the marathon, and I’m still coming off of a cold, I was planning on doing a nice gentle 4-5 miles at some extremely slow pace just to get my legs moving.
I came home and felt a little sleepy, so I lay down on the bed for a little 20 minute refresher nap before heading out. Next thing I knew my phone was ringing and woke me up, it was 45 minutes later. My friend was on their way over for dinner. And I was in such a deep sleep when awoken I could barely get out of bed. No run for me.
I’m feeling better today though. Still have a grogginess when I woke up this morning, and still have exhaustion. I plan on running tomorrow and for sure will get out. No excuses.
Have you bailed on running plans? Do you do this often?
Do you feel guilty when doing so? I do. I feel terrible like I’ve let myself down, and freak myself out like I’m going to fall behind and not be in good enough shape.