So I had a pretty good October, running wise. I ended up going the most miles in a month since when I was training for this past year’s Disney Dopey Challenge.
My last run of the month was with friends. Here’s what we looked like after…
I ended up running about 145 miles. Not bad, especially considering that I’m not training for any particular race.
Buuut, when it came to the last day of Runtober, I didn’t run. Why not? Because my knee felt weird, fool!
I’m convinced that it was my body telling me to get some rest. I didn’t take one day off…even after setting a nearly 5 minute PR in a half marathon in October. Mistake. And so my body was telling me to take a break.
I ended up taking three days off. And since then it feels much better. And I’ve jumped back into running 6 days a week.
My body did the same thing to me back in the winter. After the Dopey Challenge, I didn’t take enough time to let my body recover. And when I was out on a run, I tripped and Nancy Kerriganed my own knee. Forcing me to take a month off.
What’s the lesson? Don’t be a fool…listen to your body, fool! When it says rest, rest. When it says go, go. When it says go-go dance, go-go dance.
And now for something completely different…
Here in Dallas, the city is gearing up for the football Cowboys playing their game in London, UK this weekend. And the talk radio station I listen too has been broadcasting live from Jolly Ole’ England. They are going on and on about all the cool experiences they are having. I’ve been to London a few times, but it’s been several years. And all this talk is really making me miss it.
Ahh well, the best I can do now is find a British Pub and watch English Premiere League on the telly. Might have to do that this weekend.
How bout you? Have a good Runtober? Are you a body whisperer or a fool? Ever been to London town?
I have no compunction about taking rest days. I run at best 3 days a week, so lots of rest days for me.
I have been to London. Love the British museum.