Day 2 of The Week in Fitness is complete. I just ran 4 miles on the treadmill in my Vibrams. I wish I could have run outside (check out the gorgeous view of the lake by our house – I took this a few weeks ago when I was walking Maizey) but it’s just too dang hot and humid. The run felt good but when I stepped off the treadmill, I was felt reeeally tight in my quads and lower back.
Not as a result of that tightness, but as a result of a comment I got today on the Week in Fitness post, I’m going to adjust this week’s planned workouts. The mysterious “C” asked if I ever plan for rest days or if I find they happen regardless. I used to always plan for rest days but I haven’t consciously planned them lately…probably because I knew I’d inevitably skip a workout.
But C brings up a great point. I think that that I’m skipping workouts which makes my motivation wane because “skipping a workout” is totally different than a “rest day.” Ya know? And while we all know it’s very important for the body to have a rest day, I think it’s equally important for the mind to know that a rest day is coming.
So, I’m deeming Thursday a rest day. I’m still planning an easy Yoga Download session but I always pick the easiest, gentlest ones so it’ll just be an extended stretching sesh, which will be good for both body and mind. Thanks for your comment C!
Do you consciously plan rest days or do they just happen as a result of skipping workouts?