ORN: I ended up taking the day completely off yesterday. I was dressed, shoes on, ready to head out the door [even though my legs were feeling dead] when I asked Coach Jenny what she thought. REST! was the answer.
It's not easy for me to "miss" days. When I was first starting out I was convinced that if I missed a day I would lose all the fitness that I had gained. No doubt that it was an obsession.
I think it's easy, though, for some of us who have started later in life to panic about slipping backwards. It's hard to remember that the fitness gains we make don't go away overnight. It's also hard to remember that the REAL strength and endurance comes when our body is resting and recovering from the training.
Waddle on, friends.