while i was out on vacation in china, my running routine took a back seat for a few reasons. a) we walked everywhere in china b) we were exhausted after walking everywhere in china c) the pollution was everywhere in china. excuses, excuses. does that make me a total slacker?
i've always had a hard time running while on vacation, not just while i was in china. my brain and body just scream for a break. mom's cookies, sleeping in, long days on the beach, and later bed times don't help either.
as new york draws nearer (73 days) my training schedule sits on my cork board in the kitchen as a visual reminder to get my butt back in gear. but i'm struggling. i'm exhausted. 14 miles calls this weekend, but has nothing compared to what my sweet, sweet pillow has to offer.
so, if your body is telling you to "recover" (maybe it is, maybe it isn't), do you listen? or do you continue that running schedule that is waiting for you the moment you get home from vacation? (or you do ever take that vacation break?) do you sacrifice a day (or two) to rest or run? i can't decide whether i just need to buck up and be a big girl or give myself a few more days.