Runner Guilt

I’ve been getting sick, and then actually sick, for the past week or so and that means I’ve only run twice in eight days. I was already coming off a running vacation following a 50k race and experiencing general laziness, so this hasn’t improved my mileage numbers at all.

I tend to start feeling guilty after not running for just a few days, but I’m determined to take this time off in stride.  Guilt is a common feeling among runners who miss runs and I’ve read a few articles over the years from “experts” who say feeling guilt is BAD and means that you have some sort of ADDICTION or something else BAD.  <shrug>

I’ll be running again in a few days and feel a lot better.

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Blow and Go

I’ve learned (repeatedly) that there are things about running that you pretty much have to find out on your own.  There’s no universal beginner’s manual or central repository for running knowledge.  (Although there are some very good running sites and blogs out there.  Check my resources page for a list.)

One thing they never tell you is that your nose will run sometimes and you will need to figure out a way to get the snot out of your head.  Luckily, you have some options and I’m going to tell you about them. (more…)

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