Running tip #19
“How many federal Monday holidays are there per year in the United States?” asks the trivia card from Wits and Wagers. The answer is ten (T-giving always falls on a Thursday) and 10 is about the number of days in a running year that you will wake up in the morning with a case of what I call “The F_ck-its”/ rhymes with buckets. On these occasions, it’s best to just stay in bed and accept your cyclical fate. Don’t run. Don’t feel guilty. And don’t worry, because tomorrow is a new day at the start of a new cycle when you will wake up refreshed and ready to run … miraculously cured of the buckets after your holiday off.
(warning … they spelled buckets wrong in this illustration)
p.s. “Bucket” days are not to the same as scheduled days off. Young runners should plan one day off per week; seasoned or serious runners, once every 21 days.