We ALL have to rest especially when we are in the midst of training for a big event (like my marathon in November). Running "experts" stress the need to take rest days to give our bodies time to recover, especially after hard workouts.
Rest days and I just don't get along. I play fair. I totally rest... like try not to do anything. I have made my rest days on Sunday because of this (despite most races being on Sundays). Give the day to the Lord... and relax, rest, and spend time with the family.
But lately, my rest days have been AWFUL! Like seriously, depressed. The past two Sundays in particular. I have been thinking (and now tracking) to see if it is solely due to "resting". It seems strange to go from being able to conquer the world (running 14.2 miles solo) to being so down-and-out. My husband will even remark: "Did you run today?" when I am having a "sad" day. (I actually was thinking it may be a hormonal thing and still have not completely ruled it out).
What gives? Am I the only crazy person that gets all blue on my rest days? Talk to me people!