Not running makes me feel lazy

Oops… almost ran out of gas yesterday on the way to work. I hate stopping for gas. I wish my tank would just magically fill up. I would even pay a premium price for this magic service.

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The dash says I have 3 miles left, but that is questionable because my car has a 14 gallon tank and it took 13.9 gallons. Hallelujah that I did not have to get out and push my way to the gas station.

That was the good news… the not so good news …

My running coach put this note on my training calendar:

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Part of having a running coach involves being completely honest about what happens during my workouts. That means I had to tell my coach that my knee was throbbing towards the end of my otherwise amazing 11-miler and that it hurt on Sunday too.

I knew that telling her that would probably mean extra rest days this week.

I know that she’s just trying to help me stay away from any long-lasting injuries.

I know that listening to her is the right thing to do, but it still stinks!

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It especially stinks because today my knee is feeling 100% better. I can bend it with no problems at all.

I’m sure the extra rest day(s) will help it heal much better than if I went running tonight, but I really wish I could go for a short run before The Mindy Project <– my favorite Tues. night routine.ย 

Not running just makes me feel lazy. Especially since I’m not even supposed to cross train.

Well, there is one small type of cross training that I will still do because Cecil depends on me to do it! ย You see, I am his training partner. He chases me around the kitchen in circles. Every fourth lap around the kitchen he gets one tasty dental treat : ).

Four laps around the kitchen = 1 cat mile.

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I am trying to increase his endurance which is not very good.

What do you do when you’re forced to take a complete rest day?

Least favorite errand?ย 

– Getting gas and carrying groceries from the car. Adam and I have a one-trip rule meaning we have to carry everything in one trip. It’s a good workout… especially when we decide to take the stairs and walk up three stories carrying the heavy bags.

10 comments

  1. Meg @ Meg Go Run

    I hate getting gas too. It’s too cold! I am sorry about your extra rest days. I appreciate how hard it is to stay sane during them and not feel like a complete lazy ass!! I am making myself take one every week and I do not like it. HANG IN THERE!!
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    1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

      I hate the whole process of getting gas. It just takes too long! (First world problem?)

      Taking complete rest days is bizarre because I just sit on my butt and watch TV all night. I should probably try to find something more productive to do with my time… something that doesn’t involve Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

  2. Ali K. @ Hit the Ground Running

    Uuuuggh I HATE getting gas too!!! I let my car run almost out all the time!

    I’m glad your knee feels better. Just think…when you’re running again you’ll feel 200% better!!
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    1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

      Getting gas may literally be the worst errand…. and ironically it’s the one that is needed in order to do most other errands. So annoying! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. mandy @ fatgirlgonehealthy

    One of the reasons I bought a prius was so I could go to the gas station less often because it is such a irritant for me. lol.
    Rest days are good for you! Your coach is doing the right thing telling you take a couple days off. In the long term you will be much better off. Enjoy : )
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    1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

      So smart! I looked at a Prius when I was car shopping in 2010 but at the time I had this obsession with having a bigger car so I ended up with my CR-V. I love it so much but it’s not the best with gas mileage :/

  4. Karen

    Getting gas and grocery shopping I loathe lol Yaaaa, for the knee feeling better. I hate when I feel peppy on a rest day. I do notice I am building a little muscle though as I take more rest days and that helps running ๐Ÿ™‚ Rest days always feel longer than 24 hours though :/
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    1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

      Grocery shopping is such a 50/50 for me. I hate the idea of going there and doing it, and I really hate unloading the car … but the actually picking things out part I like ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Karla @ Run, Karla, Run!

    I had to laugh when you said getting gas. My husband and I bought a car last year (as a New Yorker, I haven’t had one for 13 years!!!) and I absolutely HATE pumping gas. I don’t know why. I make him do it every time.

    As for you knee, definitely best to err on the side of caution! Not running makes me feel lazy too, but hopefully your knee will thank you!
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  6. Kyle

    Getting my hair cut us the worst. I hate waiting and trying to make small talk with the stylist. I just want to get in and get out! As for the rest days, I have a lot of experience with those and it sucks. I’m starting work with a trainer at my gym today so I’m hoping the strength training will help combat the bad knees.
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