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When To Call It Quits

Posted Mar 10 2011 7:41am

I planned to wake up and go for a run this morning, but I decided that I am much too sore for that type of workout. I took a tough yoga class on Tuesday and Body Pump yesterday, so I knew my body just didn’t want to run today. I think a nice, easy Yoga Flow class would better suit me, which is my new plan for today.

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I haven’t run since Sunday, so I considered just a short run in preparation for my upcoming 5K race this Sunday, but I decided rest was much more important. Plus, I didn’t want to have another run like I did in Medford when I felt crappy and needed to quit midway through.

In the past, I’ve called it quits during a number of runs, but for good reason:

What causes you to call it quits during a workout?

Breakfast

Once again, I craved peanut butter when I woke up this morning, so I made a Bagel Thin with peanut butter and banana slices. I also drank an iced coffee with soy milk. This is such a go-to breakfast for me.

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My Morning Motivation

Check out my guest post on the Thomas Bagel Thins Facebook page!

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A lot of my race training occurs first thing in the day because I am such a morning person. As soon as I wake up, I think: carpe diem. Just the thought of seizing the day (and, of course, eating breakfast) gets me right out of bed and ready to exercise. For me, it’s important to start my day off on the right foot, so this post talks about how I start my mornings with race training in mind.

Question of the Day

There are two Questions of the Day today! Feel free to take a stab at both!

What causes you to call it quits during a workout?

If you’re a morning exerciser, what motivates you to get out of bed?

P.S. I’m hosting a peanut butter giveaway over on Trading Up Downtown !

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