Day 117: Blissful nothings & the girls

I ran with the girls tonight again!

I actually got ill with some sort of flu this past weekend, and yesterday I stayed home in my jammies because of that (yup, even skipped dance class and yoga). It was… blissfully refreshing to do absolutely nothing for a day. I know “the importance of a rest day”, but for the first time I felt how my body and mind needed the complete and utter lack of activity. What makes me thinking of my busy training plan and how I planned to have something, at least some yoga, on every day of the week. Will I be able to keep that up for at least two months till the race? I hope yes. We will see.

Today I felt well enough to go to the running event. We ran the same intervals as previously, but I took it easy and slow. Every ~750m round, we got an exercise to perform:

  • 30m walking lounges <- these are a killer, especially when you give them everything you’ve got!
  • 10 pushups
  • 30 mountain climbers
  • 15 sumo squats
  • and another 30m walking lounges <- I am so happy to have long legs, trust me.

Afterwards, we lined in two rows opposite each other and did planks with high-fives for 3x30s, and 2 sets of 30 high knees. These were intense!


…and then I ran home. Yup!

Distance: about 7k total
Time:       No idea!

How demanding is your training plan?
Do you give yourself at least one day per week of complete rest? 



  1. chris · March 18, 2015

    Nicely done

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  2. BabetaRuns · March 18, 2015

    Wow! Well done you!

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  3. runsaltrun · March 18, 2015

    AWESOME job!! I always take one complete rest day. Like I literally try to move as little as possible on that day. My body depends on it. :)

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    • aliceruns · March 18, 2015

      Yes, I am afraid I made a mistake with that while preparing my training plan. But I will try to do it anyway. Or maybe I need someone to tie me down to my bed (;


      • chris · March 18, 2015

        I volunteer. To make sure you have a rest day :)

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  4. runsonsyrup · March 18, 2015

    That looks like one hell of a workout! My training plan is not demanding enough this time around, but whatevs. I absolutely give myself one to two days of rest, but I’m usually working a twelve hour shift during those “rest” days, so I’m not sure how much they count. Glad you feel better!

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    • aliceruns · March 18, 2015

      Thank you! And it was a hell of a workout! What do you mean not demanding enough? Are you afraid you’ll not going to be prepared enough? I don’t hope so.


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