A. Missing some training this close to your race isn’t a big deal.
B. Clearly it’s a sign your body needs some rest.
C. Time for some cross-training!
D. That’s not as bad as when I got injured and blah, blah, blah…
The correct answer is E! That’s the only one that doesn’t carry a high risk of being strangled by a pair of compression sleeves. Just throw a bag of Oreos at said runner and back slowly out of the room, avoiding eye contact. If the runner makes a lunge for you, don’t worry too much because they’re injured and can’t go very far or fast! They can swear a blue streak, however, so you may need to avoid all contact if your sensibilities are easily offended.
I have determined that I have RDD, Running Deficit Disorder. It is known to set in during periods of prolonged, forced inactivity. The key symptom is spending obscene amounts of money on running and race related events and gear when you currently can’t run even a mile. To whit, in the past few weeks, I have:
Registered for the Fairfax 4 Miler on New Year’s Eve, even though I may be just walking it
Registered for the Cupid’s Undie Run in February (it’s to benefit children’s cancer research so feel free to click on the link and donate!)
I’m pretty sure I’ve done more but I can remember what. I swear, I’m spending money faster than a drunken sailor on shore leave!
In an effort to reign it in a bit, I have decided to not push for three half marathons in March/April that I would need to “moon up” a level in the Half Fanatics group. One would require travel and the other is pretty pricy so I’m going to let them slide. I also plan to restrict the travel races next year to just the Spartan, Ragnar, and maybe one in Pittsburgh (I really want to do a race there and spend the weekend so Little Runner can have fun at the museums).
Unfortunately, the only “cure” for RDD is to get back in to training. For my bank account’s sake, I hope that’s soon!