I have neglected this blog for a few days, and I have neglected my running for a few days! Between working lots of overtime and trying to get to the kids' concerts and basketball games and practices, I haven't been able to carve out time to run. I have to weigh hours of sleep versus hours running, and this week have concluded that I need the sleep more than the run.
I guess most runners face this dillemma at some point. Running invigorates and energizes, but it also uses up energy. Any coach or runner will tell you, you must get your sleep to rebuild; it's just as important as a good diet. So this week, I have chosen sleep over running. Hopefully I can get in couple of good runs this weekend.
I need to log a couple of long runs soon--I went ahead and signed up for the Cross Timbers marathon. I ran the 50 miler there last year (I came in last.), but I am not confident in my current ability to do well for 50 miles. If I come in last on the marathon, at least a few of the 50 mile runners will still be on the course! It's a fun, hilly course, so I'll plan on taking it easy and having fun. Meanwhile, I'll be trying to find some time to run!