Note to self (and anyone else):
A “rest day” does NOT equal doing a seven mile walk/hike/spin, eating less, going to the gym for a “casual” workout, or running even a mile.
A rest day is doing day to day activities, or laying around with a bowl of cereal and Netflix. A rest day is being lazy, giving your body a COMPLETE break.
There is nothing wrong with not moving. It is essential. Rest days are for rebuilding.
Why do I love runners?
Because the fastest of you stay after you finish to cheer on the rest of us.
Because you encourage the person who just started.
Because you treat this solitary event as a team sport where I am the star athlete.
Runners support each other like no other.
Runners are immediately friends.
You always have something to talk about.