Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A Breather

After the madness of the 5k, I was so happy to scale back a week.  When I went into last week, I was ready to take it easy, and I told myself from the start to go slowly, and enjoy an easy week of workouts.

Instead, I decided to take more time with these guys, in this place.

In the epic battle between girl versus sleep, sleep won.  And I was surprisingly at peace with that decision.  We've been on the go a lot.  School for me was done for a couple of weeks, the 5k was done... my body was hurting.  So even though I trudged through my Monday and Tuesday workouts, I took Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday off. 

Sometimes it's easy to get caught up in the philosophy of consistency.  It's easy to convince yourself it's most important to just show up.  But I reached a point where I could no longer simply show up.  Where I just needed a few moments of pause.

So I paused.  I enjoyed letting my muscles heal.  I enjoyed staying up a little later, and sleeping in past 5:30.  I enjoyed a few extra snuggles.

And this week, I am so happy to be back in my routine, and pushing towards my next goal:  A 34 mile bike ride on June 3.  Guess what?  It's been a long time since I was on my bike. 

I see sore butts a plenty in my near future.

6 comments:

  1. You deserve a good break now & again! =) Your body prob def needs to rest before training for such a long bike ride. But hey, what do I know? You're the expert! =)

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  2. That's quite a bike ride! Good for you :) And sometimes we just need some down time.

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  3. You did A LOT so it's good to take a break to get ready for your next adventure :) Have fun with the bike training! I'm sure that you'll rock it

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  4. Good for you lady! A break is always a good thing!

    Hubs & I want to start riding our bikes again, so I'll be in the sore butt camp with you!

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  5. Good for you for taking a break. I always take a day off in between workouts to let me body rest. Hooray for cuddles with sweet babies.

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  6. Ugh. More power to ya sister! I promise you, every time I've ever sat my butt on a bike...I've fallen off. I'd never make it 5 miles alive...much less 34!

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