I lie, in both meanings of the word. Right after pressing publish this morning, I did not go out for my run. Instead, I laid down on the floor for a good 10 minutes, simply being and then stretching. Sometimes I am skeptical of the mantra, listen to your body — is your body really telling you to take today off AGAIN? — but on the rare occasions that i do listen to my body, I am thankful and I realize I do need to listen. Thanks OhSheGlows and HEAB! Angela from OhSheGlows and Heather aka HEAB both talk extensively about their experiences with overtraining/getting in a running rut/rest/taking a break from exercising, or some iteration of that topic, and reading through their thoughts caused me to do some self-analysis. I won’t elaborate now, but I’m pretty sure I have not been listening to my body lately. The self-analysis needs to continue, but i am glad I listened this morning. Afterall, I do have a gym session planned for tonight, so it’s not like I’m making excuses to not exercise. Instead, i’m pulling in the reigns so that I don’t take myself down the path of overtraining.
After my meditation/stretch session, I finished unpacking my suitcase from my trip to NJ over 10 days ago! That was a major success for this Monday morning! If only I weren’t at work while others are home thinking about the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. Columbus didn’t REALLY discover America? No reason to stop working — so says my boss.