Since it is still early in my training, every other day is a rest day. This will change in about 2 weeks, and I will only have 2 rest days a week, then as training progresses, that will drop to one. On my rest days I don’t fully rest, I walk. There are two reasons for this;
- It’s important for Wrigley and Marshall to go on a walk each day, so I go for them. Plus, I like spending time with them to start my day.
- I feel like if I don’t do something it will be easy for me to lose my momentum and I will quit all together.
So, on rest days I walk. Somewhere between 1.2 and 1.5 miles. And I don’t walk fast. Although, some days I wrestle with that decision. I wonder if I should turn it into a “power walk” and really expend the energy. But then I think that defeats the purpose of a rest day. And I know I get faster as I get more in shape, but for now, I’m not pushing the fast on rest days.
What do you think? Should I turn my walk into more of a workout? Or should i continue with my slower less taxing walks? I’d be interested to hear different opinions.
Today’s walk was 1.23 miles in 30 minutes.