This weekend I spent a lot of time laying on the couch with a leg up. Though, I nearly froze that leg off with the bags of ice I went through. My lower leg pain which has only been a slight annoyance so far made itself known after Saturday's 17 miles. In fact other than my leg pain the rest of me felt fantastic following the run. I decided it was in my best interest to skip Sunday's run to rest and ice. Although I did go to the gym for some weights (for the first time in long time) and the stationary bike. The leg is feeling better today but I'm taking another rest day and keeping my fingers crossed it is even better tomorrow. I know I won't be 100% but I'm holding out for bearable and no further damage. I'm feeling guilty missing some miles and I really don't want to miss any more!
How do you "get over" the guilty feeling on missing miles during training?
Right now I'm telling myself my body needs the rest/low impact days more than the miles on my legs. I want to show up healthy and ready, not hurting!