But as I ran last week there were days I wondered if I should be running and one day when I KNEW I shouldn't be but I still did. I am not good about listening to my body. My foot was telling me it hurt but I didn't listen. But it still seemed to be getting better. But the other night I caught my toe on something and it yanked it a little bit and seemed to pull it all out of shape again. It is ALWAYS bigger, it never recovered from it's first injury. But it usually doesn't hurt. I'm okay to bike and swim.
So finally - just this morning - I said enough pain! I am not going to run for a few days. Although I found myself thinking it felt better in the middle of the day, surely I could run a bit. But I have not. I won't even think about it until Wednesday and should go longer.
How are you about missing workouts? Do you worry you will lose it all? Do you try to make them up later? It is much easier to know what you should do than to actually do it, I find.
On the biking front, I had a great birthday ride. I rode 62 miles. I guess 61 for my age and one to grow on. I rode all through the islands, into New York and down through New York, back to Vermont.
Saturday I did a ride I like a lot. On the way back I got a flat. I am ashamed to admit that as much as I ride and as far as I ride I CANNOT CHANGE A FLAT. I am even more ashamed to admit that I had no tube or tools with me. I am even more ashamed to admit that I rode 13 miles on a flat tire. I knew better. But I am delighted to say that the tire and rim were completely fine!
I am again ashamed to tell you I rode today and forgot my new tools and tube at home. They are now in the car ready for my next ride. But it was a beautiful ride on my last official day of summer.