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Strange cravings

Posted Jul 25 2011 9:05pm
You know you're a runner when
... you've been sitting at your desk for the better part of 10 hours (on top of 2 hours spent lecturing 30 college students) and what you start daydreaming about is a nice,

Seriously, in the 30 minute break I took for dinner tonight my one complaint to Hubby was "I really just want to RUN. I know my legs need a break from the weekend long runs and lifting. I know I have prep work to do for tomorrow's class. But.

Usually having a workout schedule keeps me on track to make sure I'm hitting my mileage targets. Today the calendar serves a bizarre alternate purpose: to remind me to take a day off.

I need this rest day for muscle recovery.
I need this rest day so that I can get my work done and get a good night's sleep tonight.

(Maybe if I keep repeating those sentences over and over, they'll sink into my brain. My feet still itch to get a move on.)

So am I alone in this?

Do you ever "crave" a run?

PS - Can we make marathon workdays an Olympic sport? I'm sure I'm not the only person out there who has had some insanely long days. It would be nice to take a medal home for it!

Photo courtesy of the Library of Virginia
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