Today is game day – Ravens vs. Patriots. But the game day decision I’m referring to is whether to run today or not. Not.
I ran a hilly and windy 13 miles with Meaghan yesterday. A very solid workout. This morning, the slight twinge I had noticed in my knee has now escalated to a low roar. My quads were just plain pissed off. So, I listened to that roar and decided that, after an hour walk with Bella, a run today would simply be counterproductive.
So instead, I drove around and found my hubby as he tackled his long run. I grabbed a water (for him) and a Coke (for me) and set out to find him…
This is what that hill, amongst a partial view of his 18 miler, looks like on an elevation chart –
|Holly Hill Work!|
Of course I saw a number of runners out there on this bright and sunny day – taunting me. After all, aren't all the cool cats getting their Boston training long runs in today? (no, I am not running Boston this year – boo). And thus entered the moment of doubt about my game day decision. Ultimately, I knew abstaining from a run today would actually benefit me more than forcing a few more miles just to say I did. My walk with Bella stretched out my muscles without torturing them.
After indulging in a late breakfast, Scott and I grabbed Bella for a hike. I threw my Garmin on just to see what the mileage was going to amount to, and that helped me confirm that I ended up walking/hiking a little over three miles today. So although I didn’t run, I did move. And I’m OK with that.
Now let’s hope the Patriots make some good game day decisions later…