No running for me today.  I normally take a complete day off on Fridays.  Here on Guam there are 5k races every weekend.  It’s gotten so crazy that there are 2 or 3 5ks on a same weekend.  I used to do them almost every weekend when my kids first started running.  Lately, I do about 1-2 a month.  I’ve just run the half last Saturday so no 5k race for me tomorrow.  I’m planning to get reacquainted with the track instead.  I’m debating on which workouts to do; 400s or 800s?  
Do I like taking a day off from running?  Most of the time I’m happy to take a break.  I’m sure my body thanks me for giving it some rest.  Today is a little different since I have been taking it easy all this week.  I felt like going out for a run this morning.  My sleep pattern is so set on my running schedule that I was waking up at 5:45 am without an alarm this morning.  I told myself this is my rest day and I’m going to focus on the QUALITY at the track tomorrow.

My Shoes Have Been Through a Lot

Breakfast this morning; Oatmeal with Strawberries & Coffee

My mind wanders a lot on rest days.  Today I thought a lot about my daughter.  She’s a college student in Oregon.  Right now she’s on the way to India for the volunteer work.  I talked to her last night and she was very excited.  I’m excited and worried.  And I thought about my four-legged daughter in doggie heaven. 
I had lunch with my old friend today.  He is an older gentleman and also a runner.  We always have good conversation.  I finally got to gave back his running shoes he left in my car last Saturday.  He even managed to leave his stinky socks with the shoes too.
I’m sure my shoes are happy for a day off as well.     
    

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