Hi, my name is Jason, and yesterday, I took a day off from running. I’d run every day since March 9th. I’m not a run-streaker per se, but I rarely take days off. Even when I know I could use one, it’s not an easy decision. However, I’d been thinking about a day off for a while and Mother Nature decided to take the matter out of my hands. Yesterday’s rainy, snowy, windy, freezing mess was the perfect excuse to take a day. The truth is, it wasn’t so bad. I went to Strong Hearts for lunch, drank a little extra coffee and did a little reading. While I was in Strong Hearts, I was reading this month’s issue of Ultrarunning. Specifically, I was reading about the Beast of Burden Ultra. At that very moment, The Rolling Stones came on – you guessed it: Beast of Burden (you can’t make this stuff up). Now, I’m not one to believe in signs, but WOW. Anyhow, the world didn’t end and I’ll be back at it today. Hopefully, my legs will be fresh and I can pick up where I left off!
Fortunately, I’ve been pretty healthy of late *knock on wood* and I haven’t had any injuries *knock on wood* – it is much harder to handle a second day off…
And a third? Let’s not even go there.
How often do you take a day off from working out?
How do you handle it?