Rest Day Blues

Rest Day Blues

Here's a pic from yesterday's run to prove how bloody freezing and yet also beautiful it was.

V impatient with rest days at the moment, but I know they are essential. How do you guys fill them?

I've been doing yoga for my hips, since running really tightens them up. There are some great free classes online - this is the one I used:


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  • The rest days are very important to allow for repair. This is especially important in the early days of your running life :) Yoga is great. I relented and joined a gym so now I do weights, yoga and swimming, depending on how I feel on the day. I still take a full rest day each week 3 years on although sometimes I will get out for a walk.

  • Excellent photo and as kickibro says, the rest days are important. You could always go for a swim or try the strength and flex podcasts as an alternative to your yoga. Happy running to you! πŸ˜€πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»πŸ˜€

  • Beautiful photograph! Go you!

    Rest days are absolutely essential...(we ignore than at our peril :) )but are great for other exercise.. I , when on form. ( currently, just climbing off the IC) walk, cycle or swim.. I do yoga every day anyway... I use my elliptical cross trainer too to improve stamina and core strength...

    Currently doing, as are a few of us, the 30 Day Kinetic challenge... why not take a look and start that.. it is fun!

  • Thanks for the rec I'll have a look! Anything to keep my knees in good working order 😊

  • Rest days are the days when we build our runner's body. There's lots happening to our muscles and so it's essential to take them. If you think about it like that then it's a tad easier. Just keep active. Yoga is great, Pilates, weights, swimming, cycling, walking, rowing. We're spoiled for choice really.

    I can even build up a good sweat doing the gardening or cleaning πŸ™‚

  • Thanks for posting that yoga link - might give it a little go......

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