Today I am linking in with Kate from katesaysstuff for Thankful Thursday because it is one of the few days of the week that I make a concerted effort to post a blog - I like linkies and so I like Thursday and Friday when I can join in with a bunch of other fantastic bloggers and celebrate the small things in life !
This time next week I will have done my last training run before the 10km race - I will probably be nervous and anxious and wishing that it was 10am on Saturday morning because if I haven't finished my 10kms by then someone would have come and picked me up in a car !!!
Earlier this week I planned my last two weeks of training and I took it to my trainer and asked his opinion - he thought it was great with enough kms to keep me going and not enough to burn me out. On Monday I had planned an 8km run - I got home and on some level I knew that 8km was too much - I had a headache, I had had a big day at work and I just felt that I wouldn't be able to manage that. So I swopped it for the 6km run I had planned for Wednesday night.
I got to training on Tuesday night and the trainer said he couldn't make it on Thursday night as he would be away for work so suggested we train on Tues and Wed this week. So, the run I had planned for last night was swopped with the PT session tonight.
Today at work we decided to move the office around (another long story that I won't go into here) - the gist of it being that I probably over did the pushing and pulling and lifting and I left there this afternoon with my back absolutely aching and my right knee twinging more than I liked. I also had a client booked in for a massage tonight (when really I felt like I needed to find someone to give me a massage !!!!). I got home and as I got out the car I just knew that I couldn't run tonight - as much as I wanted to, I knew I couldn't.
So, I treated my client, went and got some groceries, came home and had a soak in Epsom salts. As soon as this is posted I am off to bed with a wheat pack for my back. I am now looking at an 8km run tomorrow and a 10km run on the weekend. This is going to mean that I won't reach my 190kms of training runs before the race on 30th BUT it does mean that I am more likely to be able to run on the 30th given the rest that I gave my back tonight. It was so hard for me to say "My back is sore so I won't run tonight" when all I wanted to do was come home, get changed and get out there to clock up some more kms.
I am thankful that I listened to my body and I am really hoping that my body is thankful too and heals quickly and allows me to run tomorrow night.
What are you thankful for today ? Link up with Kate and share your thankfulness with others.
TFTD : Don't let the people who aren't worth it get to you. Focus on those who love and accept you for who you are, and shower them with the love and kindness they deserve.