to rest or not to rest?

One of the things I have been reading over and over again is the need to have “rest days” when you are training.  This, believe it or not is really difficult when one is still pumped and full of vim and vinegar from the excitement of deciding to run a marathon. All you want to do is get that run in… Today I am trying to “rest”. I did do a 30 minutes brisk walk with the baby in the stroller but that doesn’t count… I simply needed to move my body. Tomorrow is exciting because I have a long run planned. By long run I mean 4 whole miles. I have daycare set up for the little ones. The whole daycare thing was for me to get it together to find a part time job. I only have 1 day a week (Fridays) booked but of course all I can think about is I can get a long run in  without having to work around hockey, rugby, choir practice, dance class or a birthday party! Get the 2 oldest out the door at 7:30, drop the 2 youngest off at daycare at 8:00 take the 2 middle ones to school for 8:30- and BAM! I’m running 4 miles!

You know what they say about the best laid plans…

 

And I’m sure I can find time to do some job hunting after the run!

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Author: mamalegato

Mama to six kids, theatre artist, doctoral researcher, voice teacher... slow and steady wins the race....

One thought on “to rest or not to rest?”

  1. Yay to 4 miles!

    By the way, I discovered you can use google earth to measure distances, which means you could pick out a street route of the appropriate distance if you don’t want to take the time to go to the trails. I measured my run that I do (4 times a week) and it’s exactly 3 miles.

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