Yep – that should do it.
But just in case, I’ll also pull out my magic wand (Expecto…Rest-o-stoppus?) and add a sprinkle of fairy dust. That always works…right?
Actually, there’s a lot to be said for rest periods – any runner will tell you that they’re important for recovery.
Example: Run 10k, rest. (Easy, right?)
I think you’re meant to run again after a few days… but whatever. I’ll leave the technical stuff to the experts.
I discovered I was really good at the resting part and got excited to have a new goal (I love being good at stuff!!). It does take a bit of dedication though – all of that distraction and avoidance is tough work.
Referring back to last year’s Diddly Squat challenge for a few pointers helped a lot, and I even reached Expert Resting Level recently (for those playing at home – that’s the stage where you can physically see your butt imprint in the couch cushions).
So having ticked off that goal, it’s time to set a new one:
Run (or do some other form of exercise) every day in June.
That’s right – it’s Juneathon time!
I haven’t taken part before, but figure since it starts on the first day of winter, requires exercise every day, and I haven’t run in months, it’s really quite a sensible thing to do.
Logic has always been one of my strong points.
You do also need to blog – or microblog – about your Juneathon efforts every day, so I’ll be updating here and on Twitter.
I’m actually looking forward to it, and have my trusty treadmill and
never-used rowing machine ready as backups on those too-frosty / too-rainy Tasmanian winter days.
Good luck to others taking part, and happy running!
Now where did I put my gear…?