After yesterday’s unplanned rest day, today I feel ready to go! Mind you I’m currently sitting in a desk chair and have been for 4 hours now so I have a lot of energy stored up!
Also, because I’m sitting in my desk chair without piles of work to be done, and have been for the entire morning, I have had a lot of time to think. Where does my mind wander? To my INSANITY journey of course. And what does this wandering produce? A burning desire, yes a desire, to do an INSANITY workout. As I sit here and think about my INSANITY program and what I committed to, I feel so terrible that I’m “resting” (my mind substitutes “skipping” here) for two days. But is there anything I can do about it?
I have this unwritten rule that the day before a race is a rest day, but depending on the week, may include a sloooooooow 3-5km jog; the length depends on the length of the race the next day. Unfortunately, I don’t think an INSANITY workout would be equal to a slow twenty minute jog…
So where does this leave me?
I am writing to ask for some feedback. In my heart of hearts I know that an INSANITY workout would be pretty intense to do the day before a race. But… my race tomorrow isn’t a goal race. So, should I continue with my INSANITY plan? If I do does that mean I am more concerned about my overall fitness and not just my running? Is that a bad thing? But then what about my knee? It doesn’t hurt right now but I’m also not even standing on my feet. What would happen if I start jumping around? Should I give INSANITY a try and if my knee acts up then stop? Should I keep with my rest plan and skip INSANITY?
Please offer your opinions as otherwise I will just be left to my own mind wandering for the entire afternoon as I sit glued to my office chair.