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and then it sets in.

Let’s be real here, I’ve been running a lot, and I’m realizing that my body right now is saying, Whoaaaaaaa there, let’s slow down a little bit, I’m TIRED. I know that all this running just slowly wears down your body and then all of a sudden all you can do is sleep and even when you wake up your exhausted. Remember how a month ago I wondered why I was waking up in the middle of the night? Yea, that’s not happening anymore. Neither is getting up when I set my alarm to run in the morning, well at least that’s what happened this morning.

But, I also am a huge believer in listening to your body when you are working out. I know my sleep is important and that if I let myself get too run down or push myself too far, I’m going to end up sick, tired and overwhelemed, which also sadly means no running. So as I sit here eating my lucky charms, I’m sad that I didn’t get in my morning run, but at the same time, I’m also glad I got two extra hours of sleep. You win some, you lose some, and that was a secret win! :) So instead of running 5 miles this morning, I’m going to just push back my schedule and run 5 tomorrow, 3 Thursday and then 5 on Friday. If I skip a run, it happens. Sometimes you just have to allow yourself time to recover and maybe running three marathons in three months was taking a bigger bite than I can chew.

On another note, there is a contest for the worst race photo going on. Everyone ALWAYS comments how your pictures are horrendeous, so I thought I would share the link to enter your photo :) Just go to Topricin.com and click on the link for the Worst Race Photo contest. It’s in the middle of the page on the left hand side. The deadline for entries is November 30th and then you can vote for the Worst until December 5th!

Also, I’ve been meaning to post about this for a while, but I found this site to be interesting when looking for some reviews of a lot of technical products including treadmills. Check it out if you get the chance! Run Reviews.

On that note… Sometimes resting is the hardest thing to do. Countdown to the last marathon of the year… 12 days. UGH!

xoxo

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