As much as I love to run and get in a hot and sweaty workout, I’ve found that it’s important to listen to my body. I had full intentions of this being a running day. It’s been several days and I’m antsy to get on the road, but that’s not what my body intended for me. Earlier in the evening I had eaten a sandwich…light enough I thought to eat an hour or so before going on my run. But one word put a stop to my running plans: Lactose. Some days I can tolerate eating sandwich bread, but this day was not the day. So, with my tummy feeling as poorly as it was, there was no way I could get out and jostle it any further with running.
So we walked.
As ticked as I was that I wasn’t able to run, I never regret getting out and walking! I may start out frustrated, but always finish feeling good. Walking gives the hubs and I a chance to talk and discuss life ….something that running doesn’t always give us.
So the next time you’re not up for a run, go for a walk instead. I bet you don’t regret it either.