Jeff’s Post – A Day of Rest is a Good Thing!

I woke up yesterday feeling as tired as I’ve ever felt.  I’m finally getting over a cold I’ve been dealing with for weeks and I think it just caught up to me.  I got up, ate breakfast and then did the unthinkable – I went back to bed for an hour.  Last year I would have felt like a failure or some weakling because I ditched my run for sleep.  I vowed in 2012 to run smarter and going back to bed was part of that plan.  I was coming off 6 running days and resting was the right thing to do.  I’ve had some great runs lately and I believe it is due to the fact that I’ve been paying more attention to how I feel both mentally and physically.  So remember a little rest is the first step to a great run.

7 Treadmill miles this morning – Felt strong after a day of rest!

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Have a great day – Happy Running!


  1. funny, i just posted about the same thing! rest days are sooo important. way to take it easy when you needed to!

  2. Such a smart and responsible response to your body! I am still working on the “shame” of not working out everyday. It’s alright, and encouraged to take a rest day when you work your body so much! Thanks for the reminder!

    • Thanks for the comment Amanda. I’m just now starting to be able to take that ocassional day off guilt free but I still struggle with it. Hope all is well in AK!