Since it is Thursday, I’m linking up today with Amanda for Thinking Out Loud Thursday.
Here’s what I’m thinking about today:
Last week, I did NOT take a rest day. I either ran, walked, hiked, played tennis and a combination of some of these EVERYDAY.
So last Sunday, I took a REST DAY! (I only cheated with a short hike.)
It has made all the difference!
This week I feel much better and my runs have been better. So much so that I may take a REST DAY tomorrow.
Until this summer, most of my runs have been solo. I could run where I wanted, when I wanted and at the pace I wanted. Sounds perfect, right?
No, running with a FRIEND is so much more enjoyable. I’ve had to drive to my run. I’ve had to run in very hot temps. I’ve had to run at a slower pace. I’ve had to run at a faster pace.
So worth it!
I was fortunate to run this week with 3 friends:
If you read my blog, I RACE a lot. Like every weekend.
In preparation for my next half marathon (and other social obligations), I am NOT racing this weekend or next.
Who am I kidding? I will miss it! It will take restraint not to hit that Register button.
Instead I will try to fit in my 11 mile and 12 mile long runs.
Yes, that’s me.
Should I run on Saturday morning and then go boating or to the river house for our “mah jongg weekend’?
Should I skip it and enjoy the weekend and do my long run on Monday???
Maybe next week, I should do my long run n Friday since it’s a holiday weekend and there is a Christmas Party on the lake.
Happy Running! Do you take rest days? Do you go through racing withdrawal? Do you have a problem fitting in your long runs? What are you thinking about this Thursday?