A blog by a guy named Chris who writes about running. Usually trail running--often at the ultramarathon distance. See you on the trails.
"Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go." -T.S. Eliot
"Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional." -Dalai Lama
"The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art." -Leonardo da Vinci
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Zeros Lead to Appreciation
I've had 4 zero run days. I anticipate a few more. I've been sick with some kind of chest cold. Anyway, the cold has me crippled for running. I'm tired and unmotivated. I barely make it to work. In the end, this will be a good thing for me and my running. I already appreciate being healthy and fit. When it's taken away, you appreciate what you had before! I'll be more cognizant of pushing too hard in the future. I'm pretty sure I ran three hard days in a row and that got my immune system down. Enter virus and illness. Thursday night tempo run, Friday morning hill repeats, and a Saturday long run did me in. Too much. Hopefully this short time away from running will bring renewed optimism and motivation. If nothing else, I'll be appreciative of my health going forward. Dang that little virus!