Monday, November 23, 2009

Knowing When to Rest

As I sit here trying to fight off the effects of whatever illness my body has succumbed to, I reflect upon the thought that perhaps, in spite of this being a time that my running should be going full force, sometimes rest is what is called for.

I do feel a bit uneasy about being this close to Bandera and having to take some time off, but I also know that if I don't listen to the body, it will fail me down the road. 

For the time being, I will enjoy the hot tea, comfort foods, and couch time with the family as soon enough, I will be donning those running spats once again and putting more tracks in the dirt.

Up next weekend is a 19 miler on Saturday and the weekend after is Texas Trails 50K.  I am planning to change a few things up as far as gear and nutrition goes.  These two runs will give me a chance to test out some options before Bandera and Rocky. 

Now back to planning our first Vegan Thanksgiving...


  1. Take care, rest up and know that you are wrapped in prayer!

    In Christ,
    Peggy (fellow BOL)

  2. Often the hardest thing for any athlete to do is rest, and often many of us don't follow our body's wish to get that rest. Enjoy this time and heal up, for the trails and roads will still be there when you are ready for them.....but you can't be certain that your family and friends will always be there next time.

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving, I know I would have a revolt with a turkey-free dinner here!

  3. It is so hard to rest, but it must be done. Hope you and your family had a great Thanksgiving!!!