In my last blog I talked about making exercise part of my routine, something I do everyday without fail. So how do I decide when to take a day off? I never exercise when I have a fever–no exceptions to that rule. If I have a cold or an injury I cut back on my workouts, or substitute something easier on my body. I may have planned to run, but instead I might bike or walk. And about once every month or so, I have a day when I am just too tired, sleep through my alarm and take a day off all together. If the idea is to become more healthy, you have to listen to your body when it lets you know you need a break.
Monday: Ran up to TC Williams and ran intervals on the track. 4 times 1/4 mile with 1/4 mile recovery after each one, 1/2 mile, jogged home. Total 6 miles
Tuesday: Went to the YMCA for the 6a.m. spinning class. Dave is back teaching and it is a great one hour work-out.
Wednesday: Ran into Old Town and along the river and back–seven miles
Thursday: Jog to the YMCA to do 25 mins. of weights (I only do upper body and abs as I do so much running, biking for my legs), ran outside afterwards–5 miles