Friday, December 4, 2009


I think I’m getting a cold. I'm a little achy, a little congested, a little tired. Either that, or I’ve suddenly lost the ability to run four miles without feeling like I need to sit down and rest for a while. My legs still feel like lead, and perhaps more ominously, my HR was in the upper 130s at an 8:34 pace with no incline. These are classic overtraining symptoms. I suspect that I haven’t been attentive to my recovery from the marathon, despite the four milers and elliptical work-outs I’ve tossed in this past week. Maybe I need a day of complete inactivity to deal with the cold and the tiredness. I suppose this is what Saturdays are for, though with the kids I’m never inactive for more than, oh, a minute or so.

I need to go chop down a Christmas tree. That doesn’t sound too strenuous. Perhaps a walk around the Dickens festival in Port Jefferson. But no running, really. Scout’s honor.


  1. Listen to the body-you've earned a bit of a break anyway!

  2. Unfortunately, my body is telling me to eat large quantities of Christmas cookies. I took it easy this week-end but had a decent work-out today.