I had mentioned I was feeling under the weather and I truly felt that I was on the mend but….
I’m not. I still feel icky 😦
Today is day 5 of no running and I can’t remember taking this long of break.
And I’m getting a little antsy.
But I know that rest is necessary for recovery, not just from running injuries but from other illnesses too. My head hurts, my eyes burn, my nose is stuffed and runny, my throat aches, my body aches….it’s just not a good situation. And I have two kids I run around after all day lol.
I have my 27k trail race on Saturday and the likeliness of me running before then isn’t good. My husband often travels for work and when he does–like this week–I take my kids to the gym daycare where I usually cross train. If I have to, I will get on the ‘mill but most times I’m on the elliptical or bike. I think this is what I might do the next few days.
— How do you handle unexpected rest days? Days when you had running on the schedule and life threw you a curve ball?