Wednesday, January 05, 2011

The best laid plans

Unfortunately day 2 of the new training plan (first scheduled run) was a bust.  I started feeling sick again yesterday and I knew that I had to skip the run. I was able to sneak out of work a bit early to get some extra rest and thankfully, I feel fine this morning. Maybe it was just my body's way of telling me I needed a rest day.

Hopefully I will be able to complete the remainder of my scheduled runs this week. I may try to make up for some of the missed miles from yesterday, but I don't want to push it too much just in case I am fighting something off.

Nothing like an early reminder of how important it is to listen to your body and be flexible in order to execute a successful training plan and remain healthy in the process!

Have a great day!


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Tall Mom's 1000+++ Club for 2011!





HBBC Week of Jan. 1 - 7
Jan. 1 - 0
Jan. 2 - run (17.1)
Jan. 3 - cardio (3), weights (1), F&V (1) = 5
Jan. 4 - 0
=22.1

30 comments:

Lisa said...

Glad you are feeling better already. Stay healthy!

TNTcoach Ken said...

Check for Kryptonite and get well!

Lily on the Road said...

Get better soon, and yes, maybe your body is telling you to take it easy for a little while longer. You've cut out a very strenuous training schedule for yourself.

I know, I sound like a Mom....LOL,

Jogging with Fiction said...

I've been having the same problem. My body forced two rest days, but I'm hoping to get back on track today!!

lilmeg said...

Reframe: NOT a bust. You listened to your body and feel better for taking the rest. SCORE, your body is communicating in a way you now understand.

Now that you took the rest you have the ability to kick ass today.

Giver.

Aneta said...

better to miss 1 day than a whole week!
hope u get better fast! :)

Teamarcia said...

Feel better! I think weightloss plus a new plan = your body trying to find a new normal. Hang in there!

Laura said...

Good call...it is tough to know when to plow through and when to rest..better know than when you are in the thick of training.
I have that slight sick feeling so am indulging in a diet of water/green tea, ColdFX, vitamins and oj.
...and running for now.

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Feel better buddy!

misszippy said...

Boo! Feel better soon!

J said...

I am glad you are feeling better! Good to listen to your body now so you can be strong for the later part of your training!

destination262 said...

Feel better Marlene! I am starting to feel a cold coming on too. It's so hard for me to want to take it easy this time of year - as I'm super stoked to get going on all my New years goals. But it's best to listen to the bod. Good for you. Feel better soon friend!

Carly said...

Hope you feel better soon. Good job listening to the bod.

Runners Fuel said...

Hope you feel better soon!!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

GOOD CHOICE!!!!

Thank you for the link love.. AND FYI you already have a base built so your base building portion of training is not as uber important, you will get back in the swing once you feel better. Last year I ran through sickness and it lasted for nearly a MONTH!!! If I had it to do again I would have rested...

Denise said...

making that decision was the smart way to go! it's too early on in training to push yourself and make yourself even more sick. rest up and feel better!

Bethany + Ryan said...

sweet, congrats on reaching your 500th follower!!!

Jason said...

Listening to the body is the absolutely hardest thing to do when it comes to rest. It is amazing that we could sit there and push ourselves an extra mile but on some days we can't be rationale enough to just stay home.

Get well soon!

Aron said...

good girl listening to your body! its not an easy thing to do but better now than 12 weeks from now!

Zoë said...

Keep feeling better, Marlene!

dietitianontherun.com said...

It is definitely smart to take those rest days NOW so you're ready to tackle the big stuff later :) Hope you're feeling better!

ajh said...

I missed two runs last weekend and have NOT made up the miles. For me that is harder than making them up and I suspect the same thing is true for you. Make sure you are okay and healthy!

Morgan said...

Feel better luvey! I'm right there with you, skipped Monday and Tuesday of this week because my ITB was not feeling quite right. It's better to take it easy now before things ramp up then make yourself worse or get injured. Smart training!!!

Wifey said...

Hope you feel better! Smart move to listen to your body. And, YAY, for Tall Mom's 1000+++ Club. Looking forward to logging those miles!

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey

Char said...

Just keep listening to your body and don't push too hard. Get well soon.

Nicole said...

Listening to your body is always smart! I hope you feel better soon! :)

Heidi said...

That was me today too. Didn't sleep well last night and was feeling ragged. Knew it was beter to take a rest day and save it for another time.

Hope you continue feeling better.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Glad you're feeling better, and it's not lingering! Everyone seems to be sick lately! Better now than closer to race day too :)

Jen (Triathlete Within) said...

Boo to being sick :( Good idea to take it easy rather than make it worse!! Good luck with your training program, you continue to amaze me!

H Love said...

Feel better soon...and glad to see that super stars have to be flexible too!