Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Don't Worry... Be Happy!
As I mentioned in my first post, I am training for my first marathon - which is on November 18. I only have 3 training runs left before the big day - tomorrow, Saturday, and next Thurdsay. This morning, one of my best friends invited me and my hubby to Happy Hour tomorrow night. A few months ago, I would have quickly told my friends that I have to run and would have to catch up with them another time, but now... I'm so tired of training for this marathon that I have to actually think about this. We haven't seen this group of friends in almost a month when 2 of them got married. The bride and I haven't had much time to catch up since we've both been so busy, and I would love to see her! On the other hand, how much is it hurting me if I skip a run? Maybe I could compromise and do my run in the AM (yuck!!) so that I can have a guilt free and happy "Happy Hour." I've worked sooo hard to get ready for this marathon, and I don't want to take a step back by skipping out on my runs, but at the same time these runs are so mind numbing that I feel like I need a break. So what do I do?? Keep running to keep my body in the game? or take a day off so I can keep my head in the game? Feels like a lose/lose situation to me. I'm just ready to wake up on the 18th and it be Marathon Day, so I can get this training over with and enjoy the fruits of my labor, so to speak. Yay!!! I'm running my first marathon in 11 days!!