Good morning! I hope your Tuesday’s off to a good start!
Flashback to yesterday morning’s breakfast with my cousin at Hash House a Go Go San Diego.
Talk about mega portions! This was sooooo good, and I wish my frozen waffles this morning were round two of this breakfast instead. 😉
Last night, I helped plan and manage an event for work at Tom Ham’s Lighthouse on Harbor Island.
I’d never been to this venue (it’s a restaurant and party space) before, and gosh did it have some magnificent views of the San Diego harbor and downtown skyline! I wish I’d snapped a shot after the sun went down – you could see the lights from downtown perfectly!
After the event, I actually drove my booty back up to Orange County (where I was over the weekend). Driving on the I-5 in pitch black darkness is not necessarily my idea of a good time, but it was great in terms of traffic, because I totally bypassed rush hour! I have some appointments going on this week up here (including today), so driving straight from my event last night seemed like the best plan given my work schedule.
Today I had 3-4 miles on my training plan, but you know what? I’m pooooooooooped. My body is begging for some rest, so I decided to actually listen to it. I’m not always awesome at doing this, particularly when I’m on a training plan for a race, but I have definitely gotten a lot better from the old Joelle who would run in pain until a minor ache turned into a full blown “where are my crutches” sort of injury. Your body is really, really smart, and sometimes it just needs a break……. even if that doesn’t match with your calendar.
SO, I figured it was smarter to rest now than risk becoming burnt out or hurt later, given the race is creeping up soon. I’ll just run tomorrow morning instead and shuffle my training plan for this week a bit…no biggie.
To be continued!
Now to get more coffee….
Do you ever have trouble listening to your body and taking extra rest days?