I have hinted over the past few weeks that things have been going a mile-a-minute over in my small corner of the world. So this weekend ended up coming at the perfect time. I was feeling a bit worn down. I needed some quality time with the family. And I was in dire need of some rest. After a few days of tummy troubles I opted to skip some of my planned training runs and just focus on being present.
This is not something that comes naturally to me. I feel like I should spend everyday doing it all and loving it. So I usually spend hours feeling guilty. Berating myself for being weak. Regretting needing a break. Cursing my body for not be stronger. And condemning myself for not being farther along in the process. All of these things happened, but I still opted to listen to my body and take a break.
After 12 straight hours of sleep, a fridge stocked with lots of fresh nutritious meals, and some great quality time with my adorable family - I feel ready to tackle my training with renewed energy.
Love Your Favourite Darwinian Fail,