It's a rainy day in Seattle, and I am mostly happy that I don't have to venture out into the gloom for a run. Today is a recovery day. It took some time for me to think of recovery days as part of the training process. My initial belief was that I didn't have to train that day. But there is more to it than that. So today instead of lounging, I will complete two sessions of foam rolling, I'll practice hot yoga for an hour, then treat my sore muscles with a soak in baking soda and epsom salt. Finally, I'll aim to get some extra sleep. Sleep, I think, is the most important thing that an athlete can do for recovery - and it's free!
Permission to take more naps granted :)