West and Wecupewation

So, having had to cut short my long run on Saturday due to knee giving up on me, I was uncharacteristically sensible yesterday and DID NO EXERCISE OF ANY KIND for the whole day. I lounged, I read books with my leg up on the sofa, I wallowed in the Archers omnibus, slow roasted pork, set up fremented salsa and resisted all invitations to try the new 26' trampoline that has obliterated what was left of our garden. I even drank wine.

Then I went for a very gentle 5k recovery jog this evening. Hips still grumbling a bit about the increased mileage and DOMS in the quads but the knee gave me not so much as a twinge. In fact the whole run felt almost effortless, as if I was glidng along. I made a conscious effort to keep my speed down, resisting the urge to match other runners pace etc, but somehow was still home sub 30, which I can't quite understand.

So: Hurrah for the restorative powers of the rest day. I am so taken with the idea that I may have another one some day.

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  • Hi Rignold. Glad to hear the knee is feeling better after your rest - sounds to be just what you needed. I'm all in favour or taking a day off to let my legs recover - even if I haven't run half as far as you!

  • Well done for being patient - hope all goes well from now on.

  • Nice one Rig, Good to hear it :-) xxx

  • Knee Leg Pork Recovery.

    I like my tags

  • Oh yes you cant beat a Knee of Pork, its a Sunday staple in the Pug household ! Ha ha :-D xxx

  • Crikey! Rig taking a rest day - whatever next?

    Glad the knee has recovered.

  • You should take up snorkelling or scuba diving. That way you can rest even when you've got ants in your pants, and just have to be active. I've often wondered what a pike would look like in its natural habitat...

  • I can't believe you actually had a rest day!

    So pleased your knee was ok after your scare earlier in the week. Here's a radical idea- why not take a rest day every week, or perhaps even two? That hard working bod of yours deserves a bit of TLC. xx

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