What I’ve learned today: I can put everything into training, and usually, the reward is pretty good. Get what you give / the reciprocity principle / the Golden Rule / what have you.
I don’t have any real Wednesday wisdom other than: listen to the body. And when the body is sporting these kind of under-eye bags, the body is screaming: rest rest rest.
Sometimes I feel that I don’t have much left to give myself or my training – leaving virtually zero me for the others around me. After a super last week of workouts and milestones, I could barely lame-pedal my way through spin class this morning.
Turns out that my body has been talking to me over the past two days. Yesterday, I ran 4.5 miles and I was sick, dizzy, cramping the entire run. Misery (without anyone to keep me company).
Today, I couldn’t get my HR over 120, and my legs didn’t want to. So I closed my eyes and listened. Ye ole worn down body was talking. So I listened. I pedaled slowly, stretched carefully, and was nicer to my body today. Except I ate some garbage (literally and figuratively). But that’s me.
But three things important footnotes to go along with the wisdom:
1) I am blessed.
2) I am grateful.
3) I am living every moment.
What am I going to complain about? That’s right people. Nada.