Monday, March 21, 2011

Why the Guilt?

(I may have looked something like Tanner on Sunday )

I am feeling guilty….and even though I thoughtfully made this decision the guilt that hovered over me for the rest of the afternoon yesterday was almost not worth the decision I made…..


First, I have to say that Scott and I had the most fabulous time riding 61 miles on some beautiful, hilly roads in Georgia on Saturday with a great group of riders. Add in lots of food, adult beverages, dips in the hot tub, and s’mores by the fire and you have one fantastic getaway.


Sunday morning we headed out and returned home around noon. In a nutshell I shaved my 90 minute run down to a very short not-so-long run. Now I had my reasons for bagging the run early and heading back home to rest for the remaining part of the day. Having successfully completed 14 weeks of training one would think that I would be able to deal with missing my first long run. Not. If I had it to do over I would have skipped the nap (not) and did my entire run.


Move on right?!……


This week is a full one. I do have some scheduling challenges for the weekend ahead so I will make sure to work everything out during the week so I can go back to feeling guilt-free.

On tap tonight.... racing pratice with the team. One of my good reason for napping yesterday :).


Robin

8 comments:

Wes said...

yes. move on. much too early to be worried about missing a long run. you are way ahead of the game....

felog said...

It's about the accumulation of work and not one workout. I think I keep telling you this.... :P

~felog

Marlene said...

Cutting one run short is not going to make one drop of difference in the long run (heh). Move on, girl! No guilt.

Bob said...

Sometimes the rest serves you better. With your workload of late, I wouldn't waste time worrying about it.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Missing a workout is ok, you did 61 miles in the hills which equals around 75 on flat land or longer, you traveled to get home, your tired, take a day to rest is perfectly ok

Thomas Bussiere said...

Go ahead and feel guilty - It's a good motivator for this week. Nonetheless, your fitness level is better with the recovery time, and allows you to get some good quality training in this week. We often don't take enough time off to recovery like we should.

Matty O said...

I LOVE YOUR DOG :)

We have two dogs, they are brother and sister. Half Boxer, half American Bulldog :)

One workout won't break you. Keep up the great work!!!

Colleen said...

We all miss workouts. It's part of life and training. Don't sweat it! :)