I had a moment this weekend where my constant urge to go, go, go, do, do, do was overwhelming me. I was having a hard time getting out of my head, out of ‘that’ zone. It wasn’t all that dramatic, truly, but it was a moment where, as I took a minute to think it through, that I remembered an important notion:
Our bodies are our temples — we need to honor them as such.
It’s as simple as that. Honor that body. It’s the only one we’ll ever have.
So on Sunday when I started to get frustrated that I was about to decide to switch my rest day for the week to Sunday instead of next Saturday as originally planned, I had to shake myself out of that go, go, go zone. And remember two things: 1) it’s *really* silly to get all worked up about switching a rest day (I mean really) and 2) sometimes, it’s needed.
It all came down to one factor when I woke up on Sunday – 87% humidity. Combine that with a planned 9-miler and it wasn’t gonna be pretty. I started to review my marathon training schedule for the week in my head (while mulling it over via text with my sis, the ‘angel’ to the devil on my shoulder…), and I realized that I could easily swap my rest day in favor of having an even better run next Saturday instead. It isn’t supposed to be nearly as humid then and that’s huge when it comes to longer and longer runs. At least for me. Especially during a training cycle where I need to make every single run, every single mile count. Every run has a purpose and a meaning.
So my new mantra heading into the latter half of my marathon training schedule? #makeitcount
Every single run.
Every single mile.
Every single barre n9ne workout.
Every single rest day.
(and quit being silly about re-arranging rest days, yeah…that too)
And on that note, I’m feeling so very centered, so very ‘on, so very focused heading into a killer week of training, teaching and living. I have 16 miles (!) on tap for tomorrow, lots of barre n9ne classes to teach this week and some great running conditions (I hope) heading into the tail-end of the week.
It’s gonna be a goodie.
…and I’m ready to #makeitcount. Are you?