After an intense week on the road I spent yesterday feeling totally spent and couldn’t even drag myself out of bed this morning. I walked in my front door just after midnight on Wednesday night and couldn’t sleep in Thursday morning due to my having to drop my motorbike off at the mechanic for a service. So it’s no surprise that I was sound asleep by 8:30 last night after struggling to keep my eyes open at work all day.
I thought for sure I’d be right to get up early to join my running friends on their 3hr 10min run at 4:45 this morning after an early night. But when the alarm went off I could barely open my eyes and decided instead to join another group of my running friends on their 6:00am easy road cycle. I even sent an sms to say I was coming. But again I couldn’t drag myself out of bed. So I did a rare thing and slept in. By 6:45am my body was ready to rise from bed to greet the day.
It’s said that rest is an important part of training. Sometimes it’s genuinely difficult to accept the need to rest, particularly when it’s the second day in a row that I feel tired. But I’m glad I rested this morning because I feel fantastic now and am motivated for a big weekend of fun, rather than a weekend in which I am chasing my tail.
Tomorrow I am hoping to join some other running friends on their 3hr 10min training run. Then Sunday and Monday I think I will try to complete the 56km Conondale Range Great Walk in two days. It will be a big task but I think I’m up to it.