Rest Days on Sunny Fridays…aka Wasted Sunshine!

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So it’s a beautiful day for a run…I’m full of energy and caffeine, and super stoked that today is Friday. The only problem with this little equation is that today (according to my newly minted training plan from my brand-spankin’-new coaches Eric and Gary), is supposed to be a rest day.

Wah. Buzzkill! Wasted sunshine!

It’s definitely not the dilemma I thought I’d have in my first week of training. But really, this week – notable for being my inaugural foray into official training territory – marks the first time that my regular “go with the flow and don’t stop until something hurts too bad to continue” mentality faces off against a structured plan with planned days of rest that are designed around when you “should” rest, not just days when you “don’t feel like” running.

So here I am. Despite flirting with the idea of bombing up Grouse mtn after work and disregarding my rest day, I’ve decided to behave. Considering I have a slightly tweaking ongoing knee pain that won’t quite go away, I probably should be resting anyways.

I’m going to enjoy a nice long walk after work with my best bud Odin (who is on week 4 of the cone of shame, at the moment), and look forward to running the second half of the Squamish50 course with a bunch of crazies tomorrow morning. With the weather forecast threatening snow, you never know what could happen.TGIF!

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