If you create a habit in 21 days,
you create an obsession in 106 days.
I simply could not make myself get out the door Sunday morning. I knew my body was needing a rest. I busied myself with other chores all while trying to convince myself that I could take a rest day.
The family enjoyed breakfast together, S'ghetti girl had a friend over later in the day, I worked on head bands, baked a cake, cleaned the kitchen, played with LBM, did laundry and talked with Hubbs. Before long it was time to take S'ghetti girl's friend home and head back to PA.
The drive was uneventful, which is exactly how I like it to be. When we arrived home the kids piled out of the car to run off some energy. I got to work unloading and settling back into the house. It wasn't until I was putting away my running clothes that it really start to nag at me.
On the clothes went, out the jogger came and off we went for a later than usual run.
It just felt like something was missing in my day.
Or has it crossed a line somewhere along the way?
I have made some racing plans for October, a few in fact. Hopefully one that includes Hubbs. So I know that my body is going to be in need of some rest and recovery if I want to enjoy some of the distances I have planned to take on. Don't go crazy mega miles are probably "off the table" for this year.
And I am still hoping to find a race I can use as a training run during September so rest has to be in the plan.
But how do you know when you've gone from Habit to Obsession?
And is that really a bad thing?
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