I’m glad I met my weekly goal of 4 running sessions. It means I can take tonight off. I’m feeling like absolute shit. Entire body is tense and it’s because I work in a service industry dealing with stressful situations on a daily basis. This weekend in particular has turned into something of a beast. I have that stressed out feeling where you feel your muscles clenching. I lose my appetite and all I want to do is crawl into my bed and play video games. I think that’s exactly what I’ll do tonight.
It’s important to take time off in between your runs. It’s ok to let the body rest. It doesn’t mean that you’re cheating or abusing your body in some way, no matter how much that nagging voice insists. Sometimes you just need to let yourself relax.