Day before yesterday was the first day that I ran across this dilemma. I was at a friends checking on her (she pulled a muscle in her back) and she offered to sit in the gym at her apartment complex while I ran on the treadmill. So I took her up on it. I only did a mile. I didn't want to make her sit there long. I then drove her (I say "her" but really it was me who wanted to go) to get frozen yogurt. Momma taught me right though, gotta eat dinner before dessert. So I had pita pit.
Yesterday was an off day but when I got home and saw how hyper my puppy (I call all dogs puppies, no matter their age. Mine will be 3 this year) was, coupled with the fact that I only ran 1 mile instead of almost 4 the day before, I decided to take the pup out for a mile run. I did just over a mile but didn't push myself.
Today, well, I'm sitting on my couch blogging instead of running. I am faced with the same dilemma. I REALLY want to run on the trail but can't. So I sit here until I finally force myself off the couch and out the door. My tentative plan is to do 2.5 mile route around the neighborhood. If I sit here too long I'll end up having a glass of wine instead. :)