Shut up and listen (to your body)

For all the guilt that I count on to get me out to run, there are days when I feel I should rest. Listening to your body is not always that easy. Sometimes a hard run is exactly what’s needed to knock out a morning headache or to pull you out of a low energy state. That doesn’t mean that a workout is a cure-all for all ills. Sometimes a run is exactly the wrong thing to do.

I’m not sure why this morning’s decision to rest was so easy. I wasn’t feeling especially bad, just a little off from normal. I’m looking ahead to some longer runs this weekend and thought about how rest is also an essential part of training. I let my body do some repair work today and I’m glad that I did. Some days it really pays to listen.

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