I didn’t run last week and I regret it.
Last week I needed to send my phone off to get a new battery. Seriously, it was dying after being used for 4 hours. So I sent it off Monday and got it back Thursday. I am heavily reliant on my phone to run. I can’t run without music and I can’t run without someone telling me that I need to run. So I decided “what the heck, I’ll take a week off.” I am so not happy that I took a week off.
After taking a week off my muscles began to feel sore and tight. I couldn’t get to sleep at night. I didn’t feel productive. I felt like I didn’t have any energy… I just didn’t feel myself.
So today (Monday), it’s a new week and I am going out! I don’t know how I’m going to feel after my run, but what I do know is that even if I feel like crap from taking my week off, I’ll feel better after than I did all last week.
Now I know why runners keep running. If they stop, they feel like shit.
Moral of the story.. don’t stop running.