Saturday, March 31, 2012

"Do Something" Day 34 - Rest

Rest is a word that I love to say, but don't actually do. during this 40 day journey of "Do Something" I have blogged about training for a 5K run. I am still in training, so I guess that's a good sign! I like it enough to not quit, but as I push myself more, I am beginning to realize that a training schedule on a piece of paper may not be the best training guide for me. I really pushed myself hard earlier this week, resulting in very uncomfortable knee pain. I have treated this discomfort with ice, supplements, chiropractic care, and although I want to run...I keep at it with brisk walking instead.
It's funny how the unlikely of activities, become something you grow fond of. Up until a few weeks ago, I could have died happy knowing that I never ran a race of any distance. Now that I have grown a liking to running, I crave it! To take a break, for the sake of not risking an injury, feels kind of disappointing. I enjoy pushing myself a little bit more each day. Apparently my body doesn't care for it. Too much, too soon...I suppose.
So, I rest, taking a few days off and allowing my knees to recover.
What ways can you rest from the busy life, from your home, from exercise. Really rest, take a break, put your feet up and relax with a good book or movie.

Try it tomorrow on your Sabbath!

I look forward to hearing how you spent your time.

Blessings be with you...

1 comment:

  1. Love this! It so makes me smile because I can SO relate! I get obsessed sometimes and even with healthy things such obsessions can be not so good and that is my biggest challenge!

    I so hope to be able to begin running again this week but it will be SLOW and walk/run/jog/walk etc. ... so we should go out sometime ... I will keep you paced slower ;-)