Tuesday, November 8

When I can't run

First things first, despite the title of this post, I'm a firm believer that there is no such thing as "can't." There is only "won't" or "don't want to."

So let's call today an "I won't run" day, because I need to rest. That said, when I hopped out of bed this morning, of course, the first thing I wanted to do was GET OUT AND RUN. It's like the "pink elephant" dilemma. Tell someone "don't think about a pink elephant" and the first thing that pops into that person's mind is...
It never fails: my motivation to run is never so strong as on a necessary rest day.

Clearly I needed to channel that energy into something productive.
Otherwise I'd wind up obsessing all day about pink elephants. Or running. Take your pick.
I did yoga.
Karen Voight's YogaSculpt is the first yoga "class" I ever completed. I purchased and practiced with the DVD before I ever set foot in a studio, because, you know, I didn't want to show up to a class completely clueless. While the series is a little basic for me now, I still resort to that DVD when I need a restful day.
I baked pumpkin oatmeal bread (which is a riff off of this banana-oatmeal bread recipe).
 And I had a delicious breakfast before work.

What do you do when you "can't" (or shouldn't) run?

Pink elephant courtesy of jcarwash31


  1. Sounds like a pretty fab start to the day - great stuff!! :)

  2. Sounds like you were able to turn a negative into a positive - so at least you had a great attitude! When I can't/shouldn't run I always try to do *something* whether it's yoga, going on a walk, etc. LOVE home yoga videos - they're perfect on days like that.


  3. Well, being psychotic like I am, I find another workout to do! Yoga is awesome and a good match for running.

  4. I love yoga DVD's! I'll have to check that one out :)


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