I’ve been running a lot of junk miles recently. I was made redundant about two weeks ago, and the thing I’ve been most grateful for is that I have this outlet- I can think things out on my feet, or at the very least get an endorphin boost to help me clear my head.
That being said, I’ve been teetering on the edge of injury for some time now, and so i know I have to rein it in and practice moderation. Monday was rest day for me, and I actually honoured it- not even looking at the gym timetable or packing my running kit “just in case”.
We often forget the importance of rest: personally, I actually run more when i’m not on a strict training plan. And so whilst the junk miles are necessary at this stage, they need to be balanced out by a heavy dose of rest: naps, yoga and plain old duvet days included.
How often do you take rest days?
Lots of love,