Last week I didn’t run. After our weekend at Kelleys Island my legs just felt stiff and tired all week. So I walked with Leo in the mornings, maybe ran a mile or two here and there, and generally just enjoyed a week off. This weekend I was hoping to squeeze 17 miles in somewhere, but between all the wedding festivities it just didn’t happen. I intended to get up early Monday morning and slam out 17 miles before work, but then I was so tired I slept through my alarm (a sure indicator that I needed the sleep) and woke up with Leo at 6:22am. Oh well. Instead, I did a modified long run. It wasn’t 17, but I’ll count it as “good enough.”
- ran 4.5 miles in the morning with Leo
- ran 3.3 miles at lunch with Leo – we went to the bank and Kroger
- ran 6.1 miles in the evening on my own
total mileage: 13.9 miles
In truth, it was probably the best approach. While I certainly don’t regret taking the week off, not running for 7 days made the first day back a little more difficult. I definitely felt slower, clumsier, and more out of breath, but I know that will pass quickly!
I think Leo enjoyed getting back to running, too!