I was physically and mentally tired this past week. It is a combination of several factors… not only do shorter days put a hamper on my mood, but I have been marathon training since July. I had a 22 miler through Paris last weekend, and my knee & Achilles needed to recover. I added variety into my fitness routine since mid August which makes 5 days of running / fitness per week for the past past 2 months.
This week, my body asked for a break. So I listened to it. While I did run on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday, I didn’t plank. I didn’t go to the gym. I didn’t cook much. I didn’t blog much. I hardly took any pictures.
I saw friends. I spent time with my girls. I slept late. I watched some TV (OITNB, Westworld). I did administrative things. I did fall cleaning. I rotated out my summer clothes. I talked to family. I took advantage of the gorgeous fall weather.
On Friday & Saturday, my husband and I went to our house in the country side. We went out to eat. We went to the local market. We took a walk. We talked about our NYC trip.
slower pace change of pace was highly beneficial. By Sunday, I was ready to run. And I was rewarded with a perfect one. Perfect weather. No pain. My GPS watch couldn’t find the signal (again !) so I just ran and basked in the pure joy of putting one foot in front of the other. No paces to hit. No dictated run/walk interval. No mileage goal.
So the week, ended on a perfect note.
Exactly what my body needed.
And that is a wrap !
A big shout out to our host, Holly, for running the Chicago marathon today !
Ever need some down time ? Does the fall make you want to sleep in ?