-Follow Your Heart, Trust Your Gut, & Listen to Your Body!-
Posted Jan 18 2011 12:00am
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What a difference a day makes!
Yesterday, I was rarin’ to go…today, I’m exhausted.
I am currently training for a half marathon, and the 2011 tri season will be underway shortly. This means following a plan! I have been doing very well with my running, and am finally feeling close to 100% after roughly two weeks of sinus infection blahs.
Ran 5.65 easy, hilly miles yesterday. I know what you’re thinking – easy and hills don’t go together. You’re right. I wasn’t sprinting or anything, and managed to maintain an average pace of roughly 9 min/mi. Hills wear your legs out, though. I know because I’m feeling the effects today! Also, it probably didn’t help that I worked out with my PM boot camp group AND didn’t go to bed until midnight.
I decided to use today as a rest day, which is great because I’m getting a massage this afternoon. The thought of going for a run right now…no way.
The “old” me (aka back in the days as a fitness competitor) would have NEVER felt so good about taking a day off. No way…no how.
Things are different now. I am eternally evolving, and with this comes lessons learned & continued growth. I’ve made three important shifts over the past couple of years:
I encourage everyone to do the above things more often than not. It’s amazing how much more awesome life is when you follow those three rules!
After all, as renowned coach of endurance athletes Joe Friel said…