Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Resting and my Garmin

I took yesterday off from running. I was utterly and completely exhausted and was asleep by 9:30pm. I had full intentions of going to the gym tonight to bust out 10 x 400's on the treadmill w/ 60 second breaks in between. But instead, here I sit, taking another rest day. I, again, am tired. It's definitely caused by sitting out out the ballpark all day long in the cold and rain with a bunch of 6th graders. But it was worth it!

Two rest days in a row is very out of the ordinary for me. Especially with two races in the very near future; a 5K Friday and a half marathon on June 6th. I'll make up for it tomorrow though. My dad and I are heading out to the Poto trail (where I ran the trail half) to bust out 10.5 miles.

My Garmin arrived yesterday. I should have charged it but didn't. I have it charging now and hope to learn a few basics so I can take it with me tomorrow. I only need to know my pace and distance and can worry about all the other "bells & whistles" later in the week.

Pointless blog post, but I needed to reassure myself resting is good for me. I start to feel guilty when I take rest days.

1 comment:

  1. Don't sweat the consecutive rest days - it sounds like your body was telling you that you needed it! I'm sure you'll kick butt in your 5K on Friday!