Did an active recovery day today. It’s really hard for me to rest. I somehow feel like I am going to gain 100 pounds back over night if I don’t go/go/go. Know what I mean?
So, I did 500 yards of an easy swim, then sat in the therapy pool for 15 minutes. That was a luxury. I positioned myself so the jets hit my low back, and then my thighs. Mmmmmm……. Then I dragged myself out to walk around the track for 30 minutes. I kept wanting to break into a jog (what is wrong with me??).
John met me for breakfast after this. Ridge Street coffee for ….. wait for it….
Plus some of this:
It’s my Friday work-wise, and it was hard to go back home and get to work! I do not take enough relaxing mornings. So glad it is the end of the work week for me. I kind of feel like Pixie did today:
I definitely got the snack attack today. I don’t know what it is about my rest/recovery days – but those are the days I really *should* be limiting my calories, and yet those are the days I have the hardest times controlling my eating. I cannot figure it out. The one thing I am looking forward to about doing after the triathlon is getting back to the weight loss zone for the last 10 pounds. That is an arena I am very comfortable with. The training is still so weird to me, even though I have been doing it for a few months now.
So, in being honest – here was dinner. John and I split a calzone with some feta cheese from a local place (they are fabulous, too).
Question: How do you handle rest days? Do you find a pattern of days that you are hungrier than others?