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Getting up this morning was challenge! I was laying in my cold, dark room when I started to do the old "bargaining" switch — you know, "Five more minutes of sleep and I’ll skip my shower." But then I decided to give myself a good reason to get up — PANCAKES — and sprung to life!
The famously deliciously Hodgson’s Mills InstaBake pancakes.
Plus, syrup and fruit (a banana and strawberries).
Running Hiatus Day 5 Round-Up
However, I’ve still felt very lazy all week — except for some at-home strength training sessions, I’ve only worked out once in the last 5 days. It’s really difficult for me [mentally] to take time off. I feel grumpy, I feel like a loser, and I feel…. well, bad.
My poor attitude to the last five days got me thinking — why do I only think I’m successful when I’m pushing my body to it’s limit in terms of exercise? I think it’s because I’m a naturally hard-working person. At work, with cleaning, in relationships, with running — I don’t think I’m doing enough unless I’m doing it all.
This all or nothing attitude is very silly. After all, my knees pop, I can’t walk up the stairs without pain, I go to bed exhausted after a 10.0 mile training run…. Clearly, running 20 – 25 miles a week for three straight years is not good for me. This break is NECESSARY.
The body requires rest. The mind requires rest. Rest is not bad. A running hiatus is not a punishment. It’s my way of giving myself a metaphorical hug and saying, "You need a break. Let’s chill out." If I don’t accept this hiatus FULLY, my knees will never improve. I truly believe in the healing power of positive thinking.
I need to stop getting in my own way.