The week before that I was in taper mode.
Ever since the marathon I have been in recover/ taper mode because I decided to run the Chicagoland Marathon on Sunday. Also the Hanson Marathon training book convinced me if I did not rest for two weeks after the marathon my legs would fall off. Pretty much three weeks of not really running.
It is getting serious over here.
1) When I run I burn some energy. When I don't run I become increasingly annoying to myself and others. I am all up in everyone's business and have a hard time sitting still. This does not translate well to the workplace.
2) I also have a harder time filtering my thoughts. You know the thoughts you have that should not come out of your mouth. No running leads to having to focus really hard to have self-restraint and not tell people how it is.
3) Running takes up time in the morning. Forces me to stay focused and get the necessary stuff done. When I have too much time in the morning I get distracted by weird things like cleaning the stove and change my outfit 15 times. Too much time quickly turns into- crap I am going to be late for work.
Long story short- I gave into the addiction and ran this morning. Just three miles down to the lake and it was a beautiful morning.
And I feel so much better about life.
I also saw this on the interwebs and had to share.
The taper crazies are real- have you ever had them?
What does running do for you?