Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A little off

This whole week has been a little off for me. Luckily, I do know and understand why it's been off, I just am an idiot haven't done anything about it yet.

I diligently track my workouts so that I can see what I'm doing/how I'm feeling during and after/etc. This does not necessarily mean that I pay attention to when my last rest day occurred. And let me tell you: rest days are just as important than every other workout day you have. Because you can do strength training and cardio til you're blue in the face (which I have) but your body definitely needs to play catch up sometimes.

I know this.

I preach this.

I have blatantly ignored this.

See, somewhere in there I knew that my last 'rest day' was the Friday before the Clover 5k. Seems like that was pretty recent right? Yeah we're at day 12 of not having taken a day off. Am I an idiot? Possibly.

I was going to take Monday off. Except it was so gosh darn pretty outside that I ran anyway. And I didn't run easy either, I ran fast. Like I said, I am an idiot sometimes.

So when I got up yesterday I didn't work out. But traffic got the better of me so I bee-lined for Pilates after work. I mean, it's just stretching, that shouldn't be bad, right? And then I got up and ran this morning. And I'll be going to yoga tomorrow night. And I'll be running Friday. And Saturday will be a glorious day. Heck, I might take Sunday off too. Let's not get too ahead of ourselves there though.

Suffice it to say, I'm tired. My legs are tired, my whole body is tired. I haven't done one ounce of strength training this week and I don't feel bad about it at all. But I am looking forward to tomorrow being my Friday, our house (finally!) being cleared out of garage sale stuff, and this weekend quickly approaching.

Til next time.


  1. So jealous that tomorrow is your Friday! Enjoy the early weekend!

  2. Sometimes I forget you're suppossed to rest too. I learned this the hard way during marathon training though. I've gotten better at really reading what my body needs overtime. Hope your garage sale goes well!