I haven’t taken a day off from running since before Christmas. I have done a few light/easy days, but I haven’t wanted to take a day off. And even the days I didn’t run in December, two of the three days I worked with my personal trainer and took yoga. Hardly “resting”.
I ran 10.5 miles yesterday, with the last 15 minutes at a fast-finish pace. It all felt fine, but my foot, the one that was injured in August, felt a little tight. I had planned running today, but I had a chiropractor appointment, and then I talked myself into a break. I have two speed workouts this week, a tempo run tomorrow and a run with my Fleet Feet marathon training group on Thursday. On Saturday I’m running a 10k and hoping to have a great race. I may take Friday off too, as a travel day to Florida, but I’m having a hard time with the idea.
It feels weird to not run today. I’m not good at days off. I worry that one day off will turn into many. Which is silly because I’ve been working out consistently for over a year now. My willpower will not dry up overnight, especially since I have a schedule to keep. And my first marathon is about 6 weeks away. I’m committed. I’ve got goals to meet.
Staying healthy is a priority, and days off are crucial to this. If only I could stop feeling like a lazy slug for taking a rest day.