When do you know it's time to get back out there and running? I've let two days go by in which part of me was saying I should get an easy run in, but most of me is still enjoying the time off. The weather's been a little crazy, and yes, I'm absolutely using that as an excuse. Saturday was too muggy, yesterday was too gray. I can't put it off forever though because next week is June, and June brings heat. I was running outside before my race, and now I'm going to retreat to the treadmill whenever I find the motivation to start running again.
It's always difficult to know when is good to start up again. Since I don't have anything on the horizon, I don't have anything to train for. That does cut my motivation, and quite frankly, I'd been training since January and simply want a break. I figure the time to lace up my sneakers again will be once I'm clamoring to run. My body's feel strong, but my mind is still asking for rest. It's nice that I can oblige and not rush out the door to the fitness room, or I can stay in bed on the weekends, despite waking up early. It's a nice change of pace, but I know I'll want to get out there at some point. I'll give myself more time and whenever I want to run again, I'll run again.
Tuesdays on the Run with Patty, Erika, and Marcia.