Me Day

Today I took a “me day”.  I slept in and I didn’t do a long run.  In fact I didn’t run at all.  I already have two rest days under my belt this week.  Wednesday, due to having multiple appointments and such, a run wasn’t in the schedule.  Friday, a typical rest day for me, I was going to run however Thursday night’s conditioning class was particularly brutal and my legs were not having any sort of run.  So for me to actively choose no run this morning at all is unusual.

Scott and I had an insanely busy week.  I normally try to schedule in a “me” day where I don’t have to do anything much and if I have to go anywhere it is only for a short time.  I really need to have these kinds of days at home with nothing to worry about, no schedule to keep, and time to do whatever it is that I need to get done.

I didn’t have that this week and I was hurtin’.

I had every intention of getting up and running this morning.  I was planning on doing anywhere from 10 to 12 miles.  When Rocks and Scott came to bed, they both decided to make sleeping for me as difficult as possible while they either sawed logs, scraped their nails across their bed constantly (Thanks Rocks), or just kept moving around to beat the band.

When they came to bed, I already had a good 4.5 hours of sleep in my pocket.  However, I am a NEED sleep girl and interrupted sleep means I might as well have not slept at all.  It messes me up, makes my head wonky, and makes me generally a cranktastic person.

Add that on to us being so busy yesterday that my lunch consisted of an apple and a piece of toast with PB, and then dinner was soup around 9pm, there was no way this girl was going to have the energy to run 10+ miles.  I decided to sleep in and do a shorter run.  I got up to take care of Rocks and it was cold outside!  The kind of cold where you need to forget capris and go straight to running pants, and possibly some gloves.  It was awesome!

I crawled back in bed so I could finish my sleeping in.  As I laid there, that is when I decided it was time to just take a break.  I needed some major chill time.  Being three weeks out from my half, maybe that’s not the smartest move to make.  But I’ve kept my miles up all summer long.  I know I can run that race.

While I could have taken a short run this morning, mentally and emotionally I wouldn’t have been there.  Which means the run would have not been fun.

I got up this morning for the second time, I put the coffee on and made some pumpkin bread.  I have some stuff to do around the house and some blog keeping I need to take care of that I can do whenever I want today.  No schedule.  No where to be. No one to answer to.

It’s a Me Day.

Do you take Me Days?  What did you do on your last one?

9 thoughts on “Me Day

  1. I just found out I have a hard time taking Me Days (unless I am sick) when my husband is not around. I fill my schedule too full! Now he is home (and he’s sick) so it’s been an “Us” 3-day weekend. Just chilling around the house. I love it. I need one down day a week too. And I was missing that.

    I can’t believe it is already cold enough there to wear pants while running! Crazy!

  2. I think a “Me” Day sounds perfect. Especially after a long week, sometimes the best thing you can do for your body is just rest and you’ll thank yourself next week! :)

  3. Those “me days” are pretty rare around here. I usually feel guilty about slacking, so I end up running at least a few errands. I do spend some time mindlessly watching tv, too, so I suppose it evens out! And I’m jealous of your cold morning… we had a refreshing 65 this morning, which is a big improvement, but I’m looking for chillier running weather!

  4. I definitely take Me Days. Having a high-stress job means that I NEED them. My last one was last Sunday before I left on a 8 day business trip. I slept in, played around with a new cupcake recipe & didn’t leave the house at all. It was wonderful.

  5. Good for you!!!

    I took a Me Day on Friday – I had lunch with you and then did stuff for me. Not a lot of technology that day – didn’t write or tweet much. It felt good. :)

  6. Heidi says:

    I don’t get too many me days — regularly I take a “me” hour or two here and there. I did get a “me” day last month. :) I do think it’s important to take “me” time, I just don’t actually do it as much as I should. I hope you enjoyed your day!

  7. I am saving my last 4 days of vacation days at work for much deserved “me” days. I try to do me days when hubby works weekends. It is a good time for me to recharge my batteries. I am a MUST have sleep person and Anna and hubby make that hard sometimes. I am much more productive and much better to be around after some me time.

  8. I love “Me” days! Lately life has been insane so I’ve only had time for a “me hour” but even that is welcomed and wonderful. I love to catch up on blogs, read a book or just sleep in.

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