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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Sometimes a Little Breaky-Break is What a Girl really Needy-Needs

Still haven't fit a run in since the "fun run" in Chicago last Sunday; however, instead of feeling guilty about this, I am feeling relaxed. It has been so great this weekend to not have a long run/race looming over me. So Friday night when I stayed up until 1 am watching "Knocked Up," I didn't have to feel terrible because I was able to sleep in on Saturday morning instead of getting up at the ass-crack of dawn for a run. Plus, I was able to drink my share of the beer, because? That's right I didn't have to run the next day.

And Saturday night? I ate a HUGE dinner my husband made for us without thinking of the carb to protein ratio, AND I again stayed up until 1 am watching a movie. Because? I don't have to run today either.

I do realize, of course, that if continued, this behavior would lead me to weigh in as an lard-ass, yet right now, I'm just enjoying the running hiatus.

Today, I am going to see the Broadway production of "The Wedding Singer" not on Broadway, but at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts (Broward, Broadway, they're close enough, right?) with my friends and we're meeting early for lunch beforehand. Which means that I need to go get in the shower...pronto. Perhaps, I'll get that debut run in this evening, or perhaps not. I'm not that worried about the return run; I'll get to it when I get to it.

15 comments:

Marcy said...

Ehhhhhhh take the week off! You deserve it! ;D ;D

L*I*S*A said...

Amen, sister.

We deserve a break today, and I'm not just talkin' about McDonald's. :)

Pull up a chair and get ready to read my account of the Chicago Fun Run.

David said...

I see nothing wrong with that weekend lineup! And I think you are completely right to decompress from the training plan, event, and fallout from the CFR 07.

How was Knocked Up?

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

I'm pretty good at taking a lazy week after a big race. Sounds like a fine plan to me!

Wes said...

I think a short term goal of becoming a lard ass is a great idea :-)

ws said...

sounds fun and relaxing...

enjoy your reverse taper!

brunettechicagogal said...

I absolutely adored that post-marathon running hiatus. I always took a full two months off. I'd run if I felt like it, but by that time, I was looking at Thanksgiving and Xmas, and eating and relaxing became the priorities! Enjoy it!

Margo said...

Your weekend plans sound perfect to me! How was Knocked Up? Haven't seen it yet and really want to. Wish you and your hubby would have joined us at Pops for Champagne! It was a great place.

CollegeGirl said...

You definitely deserve some time off! Have a fun night :)

Jess said...

We all definitely deserve break from time to time, without them we'd all burn out hardcore.

P.S. sounds like a super fun weekend!

Firefly's Running said...

Enjoy the rest. Start running again when you are ready to.

Running Jayhawk said...

I second your weekend!! BEER!

Hope the show goes over well.

J~mom said...

Ahhh I am jealous! I definitely want to hang out with DH for a late night of movie watching. Two weeks..two weeks. Sounds like a great weekend!

Laurel said...

mmmmm...beer!!! I miss beer.

*sniff*

Mendy said...

I don't blame you one bit. You deserve this time to relax totally from running. You put in a lot of early mornings, specific dinners the night before, no beer, etc,etc. Take as much time as you need to to rest from running!

I saw that you may consider MB. I hope so! I would love to meet you!