On my marathon training schedule, Tuesday is my rest day. It’s sort of a random day for a rest day (I’m used to planning them for Friday or the day after my long run and then accidentally taking another one when I get busy), but it’s worked out really well since Junior League started up again–my meetings are on Tuesday nights, and I usually have some extra Junior League stuff to do on Tuesdays to prep for the meetings.
And just between Friday and yesterday, I ran 29 miles, so, yeah. Today I rest!
I had an interview across town this morning, so I walked back home cross-town in the rain afterwards.
Most of the year, I’m more than excited for rest days. As a former couch potato, I still often have to talk myself into working out. But now, in the heat of marathon training, rest days make me a little antsy. (Again, never thought I’d be that girl.) I want to run!
But rest days are good because they give our bodies time to recover from the hard work of the rest of the week. (So does sleeping! Something else I can totally get behind.)
Which is good, because the rest of the day includes freelance work, a conference call, working on follow-up projects for interviews and prepping for my meeting tonight.
Back to coffee.