Here’s my Rest Day Morning Routine. “Rest Day” means different things to different people (and different runners). What I do on a rest day depends on whether or not I’m training for a marathon / half marathon and how challenging that training plan is.
Lately I’ve been running 5 days per week, which means I take 2 days ‘rest’ from running. One of those days I’ll do strength training and the other day I try to take completely off from working out. I usually use my complete rest day to clean and do laundry since I have extra energy to shake off.
My Rest Day Morning Routine
I woke up way too early, but couldn’t go back to sleep so I decided to just start the day early. First things first – coffee.
Coffee with collagen powder and creamer. I usually drink iced coffee, but lately when I brew a fresh pot I pour myself a cup of hot coffee and drink it until it cools off. I like my hot beverages HOT so it gets too cold for me fast and I pout it over ice.
Refilled my supplement organizer. I know it’s ridiculous. I use a 4x per day supplement container and it has a holder for the week. I space out my vitamins and supplements to help absorb them. There are thousands of nootropic supplements on the market and they are not all created equally. Some supplements are just overhyped caffeine pills, while nootropics like Qualia Mind have comprehensive, well-researched formulas. Do your research to stay safe and avoid wasting your money.
I usually meal prep on Sundays and started with a big batch of hard boiled eggs.
Breakfast was grated hardboiled eggs smashed with avocado and toast with PB&J.
Diego and I took a nice lil walk for some light movement. Again, I don’t run or workout in any official capacity on my complete rest day. But Diego needs to take a walk and usually invites me to go with him.
I washed clothes the day before and folded them when I got back from our walk. I also organized my running clothes into outfits so it’s easy to grab and go for my morning run. *I share How to Make Fast Running Outfits on this post*
Then, I planned out my runs and workouts for the week.
RUNNING TIP: Check the weather for the week when planning your training schedule and if possible work around extreme weather conditions (or plan to run on a treadmill). This way the weather won’t stop you from doing your best on key run days.
Let me know if you have any questions on this lil rest day routine.
Have a great day!!
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