Doing what feels right
I'm not quite sure how I fell off the blogging world for a week -- it's a rarity for me. I think in two years of blogging, I've only gone more than a week without posting only two or three times. In fact, unless something drastically turns around, this month will end a 20-month streak of double-digit posts in a month's time. So what's up? Well, my lack of blogging has been due to busier times at work -- after busy days the last thing I have felt like doing is putting energy into typing on a computer at home; my workouts have been fairly lackluster and boring; and I was out of town for four days this past weekend.
All in all, though, this has been a good rest month for me. After the 10k, I was hyped up on running. I still am, but I had to take a long listen to my body and have a conversation with myself -- I was very, very worn out after two races two weekends in a row. A couple of short runs the week after hurt -- it wasn't the injury type of hurt, fortunately. My legs were tired, and I was mentally worn out from having put that effort in. With some outright shitty weather this month, plus the other variables I have already mentioned, it's been a good time to just take a step away from here for a little while.
My goal of 60 running miles certainly won't happen this month, but in the grand scheme of things, it's OK. I'll still have a much better April than last year when I was hurt and ran just a little more than 20 miles. In the first half of the month, I've ran just 16.6 miles, biked 7 miles and 3.5 on the elliptical. It's not much, but it's better than nothing. The important thing I still feel good.
I think a break is just what I needed. I'll close out this month with a better effort than the first half of the month, but I probably won't get too serious about things again until May. As far as blogging is concerned, it'll happen when I feel like it! :-)