I know I need to give my body a break; but too often, I find myself adding another workout for the day because something didn't go as planned. I mean like running 6 miles before 5am and then running again after the kids go down because I'm upset or stressed. I ALWAYS feel better after the workout. And it isn't always running. It could be P90X or swimming, or going to the gym. Am I the only one?
I do have rest days... days that I do not do anything. Yes, it is only 1 day a week, usually Friday or Sunday but I have found that with the holidays approaching, I am not resting enough.
Sure my body feels great, but I have watched my speed average drop from 8:15s to 9:30+ since August. And more than likely, it is because of over use. While I feel fine and do not have an injury, it seems like it is all I can do to maintain at 9 min pace these days.
And I KNOW I should rest. I KNOW I should not over do it. Heck, I was waiting for December to arrive because I am not actually training for anything and have a few weeks before HIM training starts. Ok... I originally did not plan to run a
But isn't there a way to feel that way without over doing it? One day, my body is going to give up, I am going to get injured if I do not stop over exercising. So, my friends... how do you cope with life stresses/upsets without pounding the pavement? Dare I say my heart was trying to tell me something?
One of my goals for 2012 is to find a plan and follow it. Not do more, but follow the plan and see... just for kicks what I am actually capable of. Help me?