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.
I. WANT. TO. RUN."
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