My 10K training schedule only has one rest day a week, and that day is today.
It’s perfect because there’s no way I could fit in a workout. I woke up early this morning to pack my bag for a weekend away (and write this post), went to work, am attending a lunchtime meeting, and after work will be hopping a bus to Nova Scotia.
I’ve often heard of people who hate taking rest days because they love working out so much.
To be honest, I always thought those people were crazy. I love rest days and more often than not can also find an excuse to skip workouts here and there on training days.
My training over the past few weeks has been going well and I feel like a different person than I did before my summer break from running. For that reason, I almost feel a little sad I won’t be able to get my sweat on today, but I did my hair this morning and that’s reason alone to not mess with the plan. (Anyone else find that terrible hair is a side effect of being a sweat enthusiast?)
Last night I ran my Sunday long run to get it off my plate. We are planning to stay out late on Saturday night at a wedding and then go for a hike the next day.
My new friend Melanie (who also humours me by reading this blog!) and I met at the Running Room and headed out for 7K together. I’ve never “run the bridges” in Fredericton before but it was a great route and went by quickly thanks to the good conversation.
After snapping a photo together, I finished three more kilometres on my own to make it an even 10K for the evening.
Cheers to everyone taking a rest day today, and I hope you have a great weekend.