Friday, October 2, 2009

Feeling "Runner's Guilt"?

The runner’s conscience is much like that of the guilty Catholic schoolkid conscience. Any time you train and miss a family activity, you feel guilty. And when you miss a workout, you feel very guilty.

Trust me on this one – don’t miss family activities due to workouts. You can always work out at early morning times, noon times or evening times where you don’t interfere with family activities. You only have your spouse and children one-time around, so don’t miss out!

If you miss a workout, no sweat! I can tell you from experience that missing an occasional run workout is not going to kill your performance at the next race event. In fact, when we take time off, our bodies are often telling us we need rest and the rest is more helpful than a workout!

Check out this article from Christine Luff at that describes how to deal with the various “guilts” runners feel --

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