I don't know if you have noticed from my Weekly Workout Recaps, but I have been very sneaky about my rest days. I take 2-3 complete lower body rest days per week. That's actually really good, and I know my legs are thankful for those days off! But those aren't complete rest days. I lift upper body- either back or chest- on those days. I know ideally I should set aside one day per week as a COMPLETE rest day, but this is what I am doing for now, and it is working.
However, on Friday, I did take a complete rest day. I was feeling sick and had zero energy. So a complete rest day it was.
Truth: I didn't enjoy it. It just does not seem natural to do nothing.
Oh well, that's the way it is. And I want you to remember that. I am sure there are times when you have a scheduled rest day and you are very thankful for it. You can't wait for a day off! But I am sure there are also times when you have a scheduled rest day, and whaddaya know? The sun is shining, you have tons of energy, and all you wanna do is go for a run! It sucks, but rest you must. And you do. Because you know tomorrow will come, and you will have a TON of energy and freaking tear up your workout!
Are you normally thankful when a rest day is on your schedule, or are you dying to run/hit up the gym?