Let’s just get it out of the way right now, I have not run in two days. I had a GREAT trail run on Sunday with our local running group. New trails were fast, really scenic, and I was able to knock out 9 miles (Side note – It should have been ten but I seemed to be navigationally challenged that day lol). Monday is typically a rest day for me but I “wanted” to get in a few miles, yeah that didn’t happen.
Warning, stomach issues coming..
Something I ate during lunch or dinner did not agree with my stomach and I was feeling really bloated and crampy for the rest of the night. The thought of running while my stomach had a beach ball in it just didn’t seem appealing. Tuesday rolled around and I got my stuff ready for my trail run before work, yeah that didn’t happen.
I was up until midnight Monday night with the discomfort that was in my stomach. So waking up at 330 to hit the trails was not in the cards that day. Slept until it was time to get ready and head to work. Good thing is my stomach started to feel better throughout the day. So as I missed my morning run, one would think that I would get in a run later that evening to make up for said missed run. Well that would be completely wrong lol. Mrs. Schlub and I actually started to do some wedding stuff and that was much more important than getting out for a few miles.
BTW….The tuxedos look awesome; the guys in this wedding are going to look goooooooood!!
So here we are, Wednesday, and I’m a whole 9 miles deep this week. Funny thing is, I’m completely ok with how this week is going for some reason. I think a lot of it has to do with my midyear review, noticing how many miles and elevation gain I logged last month, and pretty much letting myself take a recovery week. I guess it also has something to do with that little event planned this weekend called our wedding lol.
Either way, those of you out there that are slumping right now, know that you are not alone. We can be slumping buddies.
Does anyone else have weeks where they are slumping but they are completely ok with that? Or do you have the re-assessment talk about “I’m getting back out there and turning this around" ??