Yep – I always tell people to LISTEN to their body. Your body will tell you when you need a rest, your body will tell you when you need to heal, just listen and obey.
Nope – I don’t follow my own advice well! I admit it, I can talk THAT talk, but I don’t walk THAT walk very well. 99% of the talk I do, I follow pretty well, this listening to the body thing, sometimes I simply fail at that!
CASE AND POINT:
This morning my alarm went off at 4am as usual for my workout. I was set to run 6.5 or so this morning. I got out of bed, went to the living room as always and started stretching and getting my body moving. After about 15 or 20 minutes, I laid all the way back onto my back.(I do this most mornings) This is where my day started to go wrong! Nearly immediately I was asleep on the floor. I’ve been putting in lots of fitness minutes and running lots of miles lately. This combined with the stress of work wore me out I guess. NO RUN for me today and I’m ok with that honestly. I will do Yoga X tomorrow morning(side by side with my wife) and hit the running trend again on Saturday.
Now then, due to the fact that I didn’t get to run this morning, I had several ‘issues’ this morning and I’m blaming my lack of run for these events.
The first was when I hit the highway to drive to work, it was a parking lot. Literally. Then I needed gas, so I got off the highway. The first pump I stopped at just kept reading remove card. UH, hello, the card is in my hand, goofy machine. So I backed up to a different pump. Same issue!! SO, I march into the store to pay cash. Everything is down, they can not sell anything. OK great, I’ll drive on down the road a little bit. Would you believe that the second store was having the same problem. I got in the car with the hope of making it to work ok. Enter parking lot number two. ugh. Accident miles ahead had me at a snail’s pace. putt putt putt, which was actually good on my low gas tank. LOL. I finally made it to work, with gas to spare! 🙂
I turned the day around pretty well and kicked some serious IT booty!