I’m dragging today. Actually, I’ve been dragging all week. I had a work session on Monday that ran late into the night. Normally, that wouldn’t be a big deal, but I got up early Tuesday morning to run, which meant getting less than five hours of sleep. Then Tuesday night, I couldn’t fall asleep but I managed to sleep in a bit on Wednesday morning. Then last night, I went to bed early but couldn’t sleep, so it was another five hour night. Today, I’m just tired.
My tiredness affected my run this morning. I actually did less than half of my run. I was supposed to run for 2 hours and 45 minutes, but I didn’t have it in me. My head hurt, and I felt heavy, partly due to the conditions. It was muggy. I ended up stopping after 6.66 miles. On a regular day, I would have run a bit more to hit 6.67 before stopping, but I didn’t even have that in me. After cutting the run short, I went home to clean up rather than going to the gym. I just needed some time to sit.
I’m hopeful that I will fall asleep early tonight and wake up feeling better tomorrow. Dragging is no fun at all.
I did read something interesting today though. I read Jordan Rapp’s blog. Today, he posted about St. George. He’s an incredible athlete. I’ve written about him before. He’s said some things in speeches I’ve heard that really spoke to me. The thing he said in his blog today that helped me was that he had to walk part of St. George. I was feeling bad about having to walk, but even Jordan Rapp walked some. That tells me first that St. George was tough for even the best athletes and second that we all have bad days sometimes. At St. George, my bad day and I were in amazing company.
I feel better and better about St. George the more I think about. And I’m hopeful that tomorrow, I’ll just plain feel better.