I was hoping to make it a full 60 minutes today but at the 20 minute mark my right foot started to really burn and I didn’t want to push it so I slowed down and called it quit at the 30 minute mark as I didn’t want to push my like.
I woke up in a little pain this morning, but it disappeared by my second cup of coffee, so I was hoping I’d just slept funny.
I think I’m going to take tomorrow off and rest up a bit, and see if I can make a full 60 on Thursday.
For those of you who are new, I consider any workout that doesn’t make it to the 60 minute mark to be a rest day workout. I know, it doesn’t make a lot of sense. Welcome to Undead-Earth.com.
I’m still not back to my pre injury self from before last month. I can do everyday tasks fine, but doing my normal 60 minute workout is still hit or miss, actually, mostly miss. I’ve only been able to do the 60 minutes once in the last month.
Progress is slow, but I am increasing my distance again, while keeping my pace at a steady 2.5 mph, which doesn’t seem to aggravate my back. Looking forward to getting back to a full hour, but I’m not going to push it.
Today was my first day back on the treadmill since I pushed too hard last week and ended up with some sciatica and pressure. I haven’t been laid up which is good, but I hate that fire in my thigh and foot that happens when my back is acting up.
So I was trying to just make a mile today but I quit early when I started to feel fire ants on my right thigh. I’m going to take a few more days of recovery and try again early next week.
So how does a rest day workout work? It is really any day I get on the treadmill and don’t make it to the 60 minute timer. I usually get on with the intention of going 60 minutes, but there are times I just can’t make it happen.
On my personal journey of weight loss I’ve discovered that if I stop moving, I stop losing.
Yes, it does suck. It means even on my “Rest Day” I have to get on the treadmill for a mile. How did I pick that number? Mostly out of convenience, it is short enough to squeeze in even on a very busy day, and while its enough to get my heart pumping I don’t need to immediately jump in the shower afterwards.
So, if you are like me and you are working on shedding some pounds, don’t stop moving!!!