This morning I did the thing that I always promise myself that I would never do. But today I totally did. I stopped a training run before I finished.
The plan for the morning was a 1:3:1 tempo run. I woke up with a really fuzzy brain and super tired legs (I went to another BBF burn class last night, but more on that later). It wasn’t too bad for the warm up mile other than me thinking about how much I wanted to be in my bed, but then at mile 1.16 my left knee and hip flexor really started bothering me. At that point I called it quits, marched myself upstairs, and sat down with breakfast and my ice pack.
It really stinks (and I mentally give myself a hard time about it) but I am not going to re-injure myself less than 3 months before marathon day. No way, no how.
Lesson learned: no tempo runs on tired legs. I’ll try again tomorrow morning.
Breakfast: Greek yogurt with blueberries, pineapples, and chia seeds. Sweet and satisfying!
Question: when was the last workout you skipped? How did you move past it mentally?