Rest days aren't easy

Rest days aren't easy

The typical marathon training plan has you running four or five days a week. Maybe there's a day for cross-training. And then there's a rest day, which is exactly as it sounds. You're not supposed to do anything. So easy, right?

I was looking forward to rest days, but after five or so weeks or marathon training, I noticed that on "rest days" everything fell apart.

Without my anchor β€” the act of getting up and running β€” the rest of my day feels weirdly discombobulated. There is no kickoff. No start to the day. So I end up just kind of floating. And that night I'm not nearly as tired as usual, so I stay up later and am tired for the next day, which is not a rest day and inevitably kicks me in the face.

Anyway. I wrote about all those wild thoughts you might have during marathon training rest days over at Shape Magazine. You can read about my inability to relax here.

Anything you can do...

Anything you can do...

Look who (finally) took up yoga!

Look who (finally) took up yoga!