I was so tired today & really didn't want to do my scheduled run. You know, the kinda tired where you find yourself sitting there staring forward & don't know how long you've been doing it. Yuck!
I just had a rest week, I've already taken my rest days this week & I knew I wasn't tired from over training or lack of sleep. I'm just tired. So I decided to get outside & do a fun walk, just for some fresh air & movement. It wasn't a run like planned. I could've decided that since I was too tired to run I wasn't going to do anything. Walking seems too easy when you're used to running...
I am SO glad I chose to stay relaxed & listened to my body's needs. I ended up exploring my neighborhood, seeing some beautiful sights (see pic) that I hadn't seen before AND getting a GREAT workout! Lots of hills got my heart pumping, fresh air gave me energy & I even ended up doing some running at the end.
Total workout time: 1 hour.
Lesson: do what you can when you're not 100% and don't worry over it, be flexible with your routine & most importantly ENJOY yourself!