Days off are annoying and vegan bacon isn’t helping

Sometimes taking the day off running is really hard. It is even harder when I feel like crap about my body.

Yes, I listen to my mom and know my thoughts are ridiculous, but there’s just this overwhelming “Ugh” I cannot escape. Running makes me feel confident and strong in my body. It gives me that endorphin rush, that makes everything feel alright.

Taking the day off, especially when I’m not tired or sore is annoying.

Necessary, but annoying.

I’ve been thinking about cleaning up my diet a bit in the wake of training hard. Then I bought vegan bacon and cheese so we all know how that idea panned out.

Today we got a couple inches of snow, so at least it came when I am not trying to run on it. I take that as a sign that taking the day off today was right. My toes also hurt in weird places. Sometimes they just get sore, and wearing shoes is the worst. I can’t wait for sandals weather.

Only a few weeks until my make-up race, means my coach and I are cautious. I literally have a week or so to prepare, then I’m tapering again. Yesterday I did a tempo workout, and it was harder than I would have liked it to be. It didn’t feel easy, and the pace wasn’t that fast. Oh well, I can only do what I can do.

This weekend I will hopefully get to some trails in Rochester. There is a course preview for a race called Muddy Sneaker, which I am not doing, but will tag along to get onto some roots and rocks. My coach will also be there, so it should be fun.

Today is Bagel Tuesday at work, so it’s always fun and seedy.

Breakfast: oatmeal with banana and PB

Running: REST

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