Yesterday afternoon, I did a tempo run as part of my half-marathon training. I ran 5.0 miles at 6.5 mph, except for a 5-minute walking warm up and cool down. I did it in 51:41, which was faster than both previous times. Nice! I did have to take some short walking breaks during the run. During the run, I watched Star Trek TOS "The Conscience of the King", which is a good episode - a lot of good dialogue.
Today is my rest day. This morning I did a shortened version of P90X2's X2 Recovery + Mobility. I basically only do the foam rolling and the stretching at the end. No workout or match for this afternoon/evening!
I always struggle with rest days, because I feel lazy. I know that they are good for you, but somehow it's hard to relax. Especially since my weight is up about 2.5 lbs since my recent low on Saturday. I know that's only water weight, but still it's hard to take. Since I should have a low-stress day today, that should go down tomorrow. But I've been hungry lately, so it's been hard not to cheat. So many conflicting impulses!