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Friday, April 5, 2013


I really need to learn to listen to my body.  It usually knows whats up.  I woke up Thursday morning exhausted.  8 hour shift as an environmental scientist followed by a five hour shift on my feet bartending is exhausting.  Combine that with my workouts, running, riding, cooking and cleaning and no wonder I felt like a bag of poop yesterday.  

I would like to say " Oh I will relax and slow down this weekend"  but with a horse show Saturday and an 18 mile run.... relaxing will be kind of hard to do.   I really need to cut back on my schedule.  What I don't know but something needs to give.  I need some time to relax, read a book, drink some wine, and catch up on some sleep.  

                                      Respect your body, it's the only one you have.

I listened to my body Thursday morning when it told me to hit the snooze button four times.  I ignored it around lunch time when I went out for my three mile run still feeling heavy, tired, and just flat out exhausted.  

I ran 1.5 miles to the beach, stopped to stretch and snap a few pictures, and ran 1.5 miles back.  It was a beautiful sunny day at the beach and I was terribly over dressed.  The entire run I felt heavy, tired, achey, hot and uncomfortable.  At the half way point I stopped and got a little down on myself.  I ran 17 miles last weekend, how is 3 so hard?  Why does everything hurt?    A few deep breaths and the blue water got me back on track for my run home and got me thinking why this run was going so poorly.

It was probably so hard because I do way to much, I never stretch, I was over dressed over stressed and I never drink enough water.  I need to find ways to better hydrate throughout the day, and also find ways to fit in lots of stretching after my runs.  I really need to stop procrastinating and take a yoga class and see if maybe that helps this "heavy" feeling I experience sometimes.

I really like Tara's idea from Undressed Skeleton to mark a water bottle with times and amounts as a "reminder" to keep drinking water throughout the day.  I am probably going to leave off the ribbon and the bling though.  I left gem stones behind about the same time I stopped buying Lisa Frank.  

I am three hard months into marathon training and I can't let myself get burned out yet.  Looks like its time to tweak my plan a little bit, hydrate better, stretch, slow down, and enjoy the ride.  

In the mean time, I am going to keep reminding myself this:  

Note to self: RELAX. You are enough. You have enough. You do enough.


  1. way to go, katie. you continue to be an inspiration.

    1. Thanks! It's comments like this that keep me going after a bad run of a bad day


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