Wanted to Run, Rest Day Instead – 12-29-11

Joey resting

Today is a scheduled day of rest and I really didn’t want to. I wanted to run more than anything else today, even though it is in the mid-20’s with 30-40 mph winds.

Yes I must be totally off my rocker, nuts and all those other things that people say about us crazy runners. Fortunately or unfortunately, depending upon your point of view, I would have to agree with them – I am a little crazy.

However, I am also trying to be smart about my running – a very new notion for me. Part of that being smart is to take rest days at least every 13 days. I didn’t want January 1st to be my next rest day so last week I chose today. Thursdays just seem to be the best day of the week for resting.

I also did a quick Twitter poll to help me out on this one and the overwhelming majority of my Twitter community told me to take the rest day – Thanks everyone for your support.

So as bad as I wanted to go out there and run this morning – I didn’t and I won’t this afternoon either. My body needs a little rest and a day off will do it a lot more good than a 3.0 mile run.  See you can teach an old dawg new tricks.

There is a DNR in the running log and that is a good thing.  Hmmmm I might even take a long bath and try to soak out a few kinks in the back in legs :-).  This is different for me, I am actually thinking about things I can do to relax!

Quality of Run: DNR
Weight: Didn’t Weigh In (I usually don’t on rest days)
Time of Run: DNR
Temp:  25F
Weather: Bright sunshine with 30-40 mph winds out of the NW. = FREAKING COLD!

Rest doesn’t mean I am not keeping up with or learning more about running, it just means that I am not out there putting in the miles – today.