Tuesday, August 20, 2013

On Days I Don't Run

Ina and I snuck out of the house yesterday morning for a glorious 3.5 mile run.  It had been almost a week since I had run and my body could tell.  

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My body could tell during the run, because it was extra tired.

But, my body could also tell all those days that I didn't run.  On days I don't run I feel dirty.  I seriously feel the toxins building up inside of me and the only way to get rid of them is sweat them out.  

On days I don't run, I hate taking a shower.  For some reason, I don't feel like I "deserve" a shower unless I have some salty-sweatiness to clean off. 

On days I don't run, I feel this antsiness creep up in my stomach.

I days I don't run, I loathe other runners.  On my drive to work I want to yell, "stop showing off," or "aren't you special."  (This is quite the opposite on days I do run - when I see other runners I actually do roll my window down and cheer them on.)

On days I don't run I don't deal with stress well, and there is an exponential relationship between my ability to deal with stress and the number of off days I have.  

ATDWS = 20-10^DIHR

(ATDWS - ability to deal with stress; DIHR - days I haven't ran; 10 = baseline)

When life gets super busy, it is really easy to put exercise on the back burner. However, what I need to keep telling myself is that if I run I am able to deal with the super business so much easier.  

Whew, glad I got that off my chest. 

Anyone else feel the same way?

I also wanted to share my breakfast yesterday because it was pretty good - 

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Sriracha-egg-cheese-corn tortillas (idea from here) with blueberries, which are Ina's new favorite food.  We buy them by the pound from Aldi and can only keep them in the house for a few days.

My mom brought over dinner last night which was really sweet of her.  How did we get so blessed?

Have a good day!

5 comments:

  1. I feel the same way about running! On days I don't run, I feel like I have way too much energy (but antsy energy) and things tend to frustrate me a lot quicker. Good to know I'm not the only one :)

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  2. I am right there with you on all of your Days I don't Run thoughts!! Funny how a run really affects your day!

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  3. Oh my goodness, that picture of Ina is just TOO cute.

    And I agree with the whole shower thing. On days I don't workout, I HATE taking a shower (could be from laziness too haha)... and I definitely need exercise to relieve stress/anxiety. I am much more enjoyable to be around after I've worked out :)

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  4. I am walker not a runner but I always try to get my walk done first thing in the morning so that something doesn't get in my way of it happening. I feel so much better when I exercise.

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  5. I'm glad I'm not the only one who eats sriracha at every meal...:)

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