I hate taking breaks from running.
I hate that I had to admit to myself last week that taking a break would be the best thing.
I hate that even though I know rest is the best thing, I just want to be out running.
I hate that the weather has been perfect for running lately (60F and sunny).
I hate that my knee is bothering me.
I hate that I have been such a slacker on cross training since the spring.
I hate that my right quad is smaller than my left.
I hate that my hamstrings are so tight and I am so inflexible.
I know that going to spin class each week is good for me.
I know that my legs love yoga on Mondays.
I know that taking a break from running now is better than taking a break in March or May or July.
I know that I need to cross train even after I am healed.
I know that I will not get "fat" because I took a break.
I know that my legs deserve a rest after a great year of running.
I know that I enjoyed sleeping in this weekend instead of getting up predawn for a run.
I know that I will be running again before I know it.
So its cross training for a few more days. Then maybe a test run. And definitely going to spin class this week. Other wise I'll be seeing a lot more of the elliptical. But I think I am ok with it. I have to get healthy for next year and that's what is important.