Trying To Be Smart

February 28, 2008

I was a well-behaved athlete today and only went into work for half a day so that I could come home and rest. Truthfully I knew it was time to leave work when I started to get pathetic and teary – that is always a sure sign that I am not well.
I had a nice nap from which I was rudely awakened by a certain someone’s cold wet nose (Finn’s – GB was at work at the time). I watched an episode of Six Feet Under, did some blog reading, rested, and had a generally mellow day. I should confess that the whole time my big plan was to rest up for my run test tonight. Of course, that plan went out the window when I tried to go upstairs and ended up doubled over from the sheer exhaustion of moving my body. The purpose of doing my run test is to acquire information about my training and current fitness level. I do not want to drive to the gym and run like hell for 20 minutes, only to acquire the information that it was a BAD IDEA to do my run test when I was sick. If I think hard enough, I can come up with that on my own.

So my run test will wait. Perhaps tomorrow. Or maybe the weekend. Either way, I am going to try my darndest to LISTEN to my body. Because seriously, when all you people were sick and I was reading about it, I was hollering at my computer screen “YOU ARE CRAZY. GO BACK TO BED”. So I should at least take my own advice. And Able’s advice from my previous post.

Anyway, I am feeling fine about being sick. Mostly because while I am battling a few wimpy germs, one of my best friends from high school is battling cancer. That has really put things in perspective for me. I’m struggling with wanting to write her a letter and not knowing what to say. If anyone has any sage advice on the topic, I’d love to hear it.

ps. if anyone wants to talk trash about those girls training in the warmth of SC, I’m up for it! It’s below zero here.

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2 Responses to “Trying To Be Smart”

  1. Beth Says:

    I hope you feel better soon Ness!! SMART move with the run test. You should be really proud of yourself for listening to your body. I think that’s about the single hardest part of this sport!!

    Anyway – I’m totally up for some trash talk. It’s not below zero here but it’s still a good 65 or so degrees COLDER than SC. Those punks. I bet they are walking around in sandels as I type….

  2. alili Says:

    Happened upon your blog by way of the ELF-love it! Smart move changing the run test. After my swim test AND bike test, my workout today was pathetic. Hopefully by the weekend I will be okay for the run test.

    Sounds like your training is going really well!

    Punks in SC, when we’re ‘up north’ riding indoors.
    blah.


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