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Am i on my own here?
I feel really tired today and have decided to have a rest day. I'm just getting back into running and have run for the past 4 days;( after a 2 year lay off) but do I feel guilty and lazy about having a rest.
i know what you mean about the feelings of guilt. however i often take a day or 2 off and always come back feeling fitter and posting faster times on my training runs.
this running/training lark is highly addictive and it can i think become a bit of a compulsion. to remedy this have a day off! eat loads of food you know you shouldnt! dare i say drink more than 3 units of alcohol! you'll return a healthier and more balanced runner.
(please ignore the above if you are training for a marathon or any event in the forthcoming olympics)
At least it's a rest day - think of us injured ones who are having enforced rest!
*pads off to get more ice for knee*
Very true, As I sit here with a bag of jellys I don't feel so guilty. Hope your not injured for too long.
I'm feeling a bit grumbly about resting too.
Overdid it last week - I was perfectly capable of running the total of 22 miles I ran last week, but shouldn't really have done so given the smaller mileages I'd been notching up in previous weeks, and as a result my knees were still niggling even yesterday from my long run on Sunday.
I'm also in super-busy time at work at the moment, so basically doing a lot of rushing around and working extra hours, as well as walking to/from work. I know ultimately I shouldn't feel bad about a little less exercise when I haven't got so much free time (I'ver told a colleague of mine not to get hung up about this - should follow my own advice!), but in other ways I could kick myself for not knowing when to step back, particularly as I was so chuffed with my running last week.
Still, will go out running tonight - three days' rest is more than enough (when I'm not actually properly injured) and I need the running to clear my head and bring me back to sanity.
To all those injured peeps - best of luck with your recovery.
I'm enjoying my rest day now, Thanks.
p.s I'm average height, and no not for a midget.(no offence intended)
Damn! Over-doing it was possibly the cause of me spraining my right ankle out running on Thursday evening - it just sprained itself without so much as a twist or a trip.
Now I am forced to rest against my will.