Running and I have been on a break from one another for six days. I’m not sure how running feels, but I miss it with every muscle in my body. But my left shin selfishly had other plans and decided to protest with a horrible case of shin splints. It’s been tough but the week is luckily flying by and I’m planning to try running again tomorrow. Meanwhile, I decided to put together a list of perks that come with not running (yes, some perks do exist!). This is me trying to be an optimist and look on the bright side of things!
Perks of taking time off from running:
»> sleeping in
»> decreased appetite = smaller grocery bill!
»> less sweaty laundry
»> no need for multiple showers
»> drinking extra cups of coffee because you don’t need to worry about going to sleep early
»> no painful warmups in the cold and/or dark
»> nagging aches and pains actually have time to heal
»> the return of a social life on weeknights & weekends
»> saving those few minutes before bed by not having to lay out running gear based on all potential weather reports
»> not obsessively checking the weather
Anything I might have missed? Share your perks!