Monday, Monday

Shelley's Diary

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I’m not sure what I was thinking last night when I texted my friend and suggested we run this morning. I don’t normally run on Monday mornings, but I’d had Sunday to recover from the Reno-Tahoe Odyssey (recap forthcoming). For some reason, I was antsy to get out there.

I may have been a bit too hasty.

I almost begged off when my alarm sounded at 4:45 this morning. Instead, I took the snooze option and the nine extra minutes must have given me the boost I needed.

Maddie and Milo were more excited than usual. I don’t know how my husband and son sleep through the racket that goes on while I’m getting ready to run and the pups are almost literally climbing the walls.

At any rate, we were out the door at and heading down the street at 5:30 sharp. We had barely made it to the corner when my upper quads were protesting vociferously.

The complaining never really stopped, but we worked through it together, taking it slow and easy, as confirmed by my Fitbit snapshot.

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It felt good to get out and move, and I enjoyed catching up with my friend.

Although early morning running normally sets me up for a productive day, today I just felt sluggish. Was it because it was Monday, or just too soon after the big weekend relay?

How many rest days do you take after a big race or long run? Please share in the Comments.

Author: Shelley English

Shelley is a wife, mom and executive assistant who loves to spend the rest of her time running and writing.

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Nicole Legrange-Clark
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Nicole Legrange-Clark

I definitely need 2 days

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