I ended up sleeping almost 10 hours last night. I cannot tell you how much I needed that slumber. I was exhausted. I had a headache when I came home from work, my body was aching from all the dancing I did on Saturday night (3 hours!) plus all the pushups I've been doing hasn't been giving my body the break it needs. On top of all that, I'm still affected and recovering from the 9 mile run I did 2 weekends ago.
I thought about running this past weekend, but that's all it was; a thought. I decided against it. I did spend a solid hour stretching (yoga!), which felt so, so good.
Sometimes we need a good break. I took it last night. But of course when I woke up this morning I turned on the radio and continued doing my pushups while getting ready for work.
Right now, I can handle those pushups. I've learned from the past that if you start feeling massive pain while working out, the best thing to do is stop before it gets any worse. I totally didn't follow my advice during my run and I'm paying the price for being a competitive jerk. So right now I'm on the sideline, waiting until I feel up to it again. Just don't count me out of the race!