How do you guys feel about rest days? Personally, I look forward to them all week, but then when they actually come around I feel like I have more energy then ever. What gives?
Last night I was supposed to do nothing but let my muscles recover … and I failed miserably. I swung by the gym on my way home from work and put in a half hour of heavy weight training. It was everything I could do to not take off running when I left. I actually felt the need for speed. Now why doesn’t that happen when I have long runs planned?? Honestly, if we hadn’t had a thunderstorm warning in effect paired with high-speed winds, I’m not sure I could have restrained myself.
On top of all that, I ate like runner all day (lots of carbs and PB) which made me feel guilty and bloated when I didn’t get in the activity I was accustomed to. Next week when my rest day rolls around I’m going to have to plan accordingly with less breads and more greens. Do you alter your food intake when you know you won’t be running?
Three more donations came in last night and this morning! Thanks to Tyler, Warren and Lindsay – you guys are heros!