Thursday, November 3, 2011
Sometimes You Need A Week Off
Maybe you need some rest.
I don't usually encourage people to rest very often, but sometimes you need it - like when you're hurt.
This post on the Shut Up and Run blog takes a very fun look at the value of taking a rest when your body is feeling hurt. She makes a good point - if you keep running when you feel like you have an injury, it generally "doesn't end well".
Take time to let your body heal from an injury. If you want to have a long running life, you have to take care of your body. There are also some other things you can do to keep your mind off missing your runs.