Every runner knows you have to give your body a bit of time to recover after a race, a long run, or a particularly hard workout. But my tendency sometimes is to use recovery time to indulge my laziness.
Case in point. Last weekend I ran a 5K on Saturday. I ran there and back, making my mileage total 26.3, surely enough to justify a recovery day, maybe 2. So. . . .
Sunday morning: slept in. Legitimate recovery.
Sunday night: went out for pizza, no running.
Monday morning: July 4! Slept in, of course. Maybe I'll run tonight . . .
Monday night: Nope. Went to see the fireworks.
Tuesday morning: Nope. Stayed up too late watching the fireworks.
Tuesday night: Nope. Kelly was out, so I was alone with the kids.
Wednesday morning: Nope. Too lazy.
Wednesday night: Nope. Went out for Mexican food with Kelly's parents. Too stuffed.
Thursday morning: I woke up one minute before the alarm went off, so I guess this morning's run was meant to be.
Laziness? Lack of commitment? Or my body's telling me it needs more time to recover? I prefer the latter explanation, but I think the former has more explanatory power.