Skipped my run again this morning. (I didn’t run yesterday morning either.) Yesterday, I skipped because my knees felt like they could use a break. This morning, I skipped because my back is really hurting. I think part of it is due to my period, but I’m aware that I may be overtraining.

I’ve read and heard over and over that runners injure themselves when they freak about skipping a day, worried that they’ll lose fitness. And I definitely know what that feels like: I’m definitely fighting back the sensation that I’ll lose ground in my training by skipping a few days. But I also know that they say you don’t lose any fitness for a week or two, and if you’re injured, you need to rest. So I’m trying to be smart about it.

But I better be able to get out there tomorrow. I always look forward to my Friday morning run.

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