It’s Sabbath Sunday! This is the day to focus on rest and recharging for the week.
Sometimes we get over zealous and have to remember our humanness. Let me explain with a story.
I had turned 45 years old last year and was feeling my age. I know I needed to start moving again, but simply found it easier to sit and wish. I had always gone to the gym but life just seemed to be catching up to me. So I decided to push it a little. I decided that walking wasn’t enough so let’s start running.
I woke up in the morning, put my workout gear on, and was off to the races…at least so I thought. I’ve been told that half of the game is in your head. So I was ready. I was going to do it. I walked outside and set my app (couch to 5k) and turned my music on. What could go wrong? I was ready.
The warm-up went well. And then it began. The torture. How could 90 seconds be such a long time? Obviously the stopwatch wasn’t working. Something had to be wrong. The thought came in to my mind that if I would just roll my ankle all of this could be over. But no, I continued.
And I found out that day that I could run about 3 minutes. That’s it. So I was determined to keep going. After about 3 months of training (some might call it torture) I was able to run over 2 miles and for over 20 minutes.
And what did I learn from all of this…that I could do it!
I also learned that if it takes you more than 2 days to recover it just may not be the right exercise for your body. So, I will continue to workout but running is a goal that I have checked off the list.
All of this is here to say that while resting is a good thing, if it takes you more time to recover (and you can’t hardly walk) than it’s worth than the activity might be what’s wrong and not the rest. Remember that if you are not in the right place at the right time doing the right thing for you, you might need to re-evaluate.
With inky fingers,