I normally follow my training plan religiously, actually I am way more devoted to my running than anything, but today I deviated from the plan. The plan

calls for a day of rest. I should rest after the long run on Saturday and a record breaking race yesterday. My legs are dead tired.

However, looking ahead, I want to take Wednesday off running, and I don’t know if this weekend if I can squeeze in any time to run. I scheduled a hike this coming Saturday. It is a 9 miles hike, plus there’s a birthday celebration. The following day, there is a dinner gathering. And, I started to attend Wednesday night praise time at church, which leaves very little room left for running.

I want to transition my run rest day from Monday to Wednesday. This way I can have Wednesday night off.

So tonight I started running after I got home. I also deviated from my practice of run first before eating. I went to my mom’s place and I was offered dinner and it was too good to turn down. I started running at 9:18 pm. I decided to run for an hour.

Relating to this, I realize that I am no longer running based on distances but I should run based on the time. Like tonight instead of setting a goal of running 3-4 miles, I set my goals to run for an hour instead of running based on distances. Unfortunately, I finished the loop faster than expected, in 50 minutes. I spent last 10 minutes cool down by walking around the neighborhood.

I’m tired and sleepy…I wanted to write some more but my mind is losing focus.

(End 8.2)

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