It’s been a rough week. As I write this post, I’m sat in bed nursing a nasty cough with a large cup of coffee. It was a hectic week at the office, with awesome projects flying left, right and centre. There was a lot of socializing, both in and out of work, and let’s be honest, there was very little running. Or exercise in general.
Monday and Tuesday, I was incredibly sore from a really tough run on Sunday (spoiler alert: I don’t run well in the heat). So I made my peace with a few rest days and made plans instead. By Tuesday evening I was chomping at the bit, but a packed schedule and inadvertent last-minute house-sitting meant no exercise at all. And none of that “no excuses” bullshit- it really was impossible!
By the time Thursday rolled around I was in desperate need of a run, and so I headed out for 4 easy miles in Regent’s Park. It was hot, and it felt very tough on my fatigued legs, but still, better than nothing. By Friday I realised I was getting sick, and that just about takes me up to today- Sunday- and my duvet day.
It’s incredibly frustrating not being able to train, but at least now I’m sick I can see with hindsight why I was feeling so wiped out this past week. My fatigued legs, however- that’s another story. I honestly have no idea what’s going on with them. They’re achey, heavy and tight, and just feel like they’ve got nothing in them!
I’m in a really weird spot with running right now- I want so badly to get out and do it (especially with this glorious weather we’ve been having), but simultaneously, there’s nothing I want less- I’m so freakin’ tired. I think my mind wants to run, but my body doesn’t. Or maybe the other way round. I’m hoping this is just the aftermath of the marathon catching up with me, since I didn’t really rest properly in the weeks following the race. Who knows.
Any advice to get me out of my slump?
Also, does anyone else get sick of all that ‘no excuses’, ‘no rest days’ kind of #fitspo?
Lots of love,