It's Time For Runners To Start Bragging About Rest Days

Scroll through any runner-heavy social media feed and you are sure to find a shot of a GPS watch face displaying double digit numbers, a gorgeous track picture with the author declaring endless speedy splits and, most likely one or two goofy-faced, sweaty racers with big smiles and bigger bling held prominently into the lens, touting paces and distances of epic proportions. It begs the question, Do these runners ever rest? Of course they do; they just don’t brag about it—until now. Last month Amelia Boone, professional ultra runner and obstacle course racer, posted a picture of herself that her 17.9K Twitter followers probably didn’t expect. She was drinking a beer in the shower with the hashtag #epicrestday and a movement was born. Boone has since joined forces with Olympic swimmer Caroline Burckle and November Project maven Jonathan Levitt to promote the awesomeness that...

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