Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Uh oh...

OK, a pattern may be forming. I didn't get up early enough to run this morning, and then chose not to run when I later had a chance because my legs were just absolutely worn down from yesterday's hike. The wisdom of a coolrunning forums guru rang in my ears, quoted as closely as I can rememer: "Exercise doesn't make you stronger. It messes you up. You need to rest to recover and get stronger. Otherwise, you just get messed up."

Now.... I don't know if I really needed to rest today, since I would have been working different muscles in different ways running from yesterday's hike, but it felt right to rest today.

Tomorrow you bet I'll be running, because I got a new toy - My Garmin 305! (The screen on my 301 has been slowly and surely deteriorating since it tried to commit suicide by leaping out of my hands onto the concrete step four feet down. I really didn't want to upgrade just yet.) I'll post a review as soon as I've given it a fair shake. There are already some things I like and somethings I'm a bit irritated at. (Like, can you believe it - it's actually bigger and heavier!)

One last thing, just for smiles, here's a video that presents a different way to use treadmills:
OK GO - Here it Goes Again. Don't sue me if you try it and get hurt, though. But make sure you get three friends to join you, or you'll just look weird(er).


TheMountaineer said...

A rest every now and then is ok!

Karen said...

Indeed it is, thanks for the validation. :)

In fact, I think my run this morning was significantly better than it would have been otherwise because of that extra rest.