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Friday, March 11, 2011
How I Overcame Lazy This Week
Ummm, I didn’t. I’m going to put a positive spin on this week and refer to it as a “rest week.” Well, okay, I did manage to get in my longest run to date: TEN miles, baby! But that’s been about it as far as workouts.
Here’s what’s been going on: K, my trusty workout partner, hit a tree stump snowboarding last week and cracked a couple ribs and then the genius thought it was a good idea to try ice skating like he did in his hockey days… on figure skates. Yeah, the result was another fall, this time dislocating his shoulder and bruising his hip. Poor thing. So his vim and vigor is a bit reduced lately. (But I have to add that he doesn’t give up easily – he went on his 10 miler this week also).
I know, I know: somebody call the waaaaambulance, right? I realize things could be A LOT worse, but being that they could also be better, I feel I have the right to complain and use these challenges as… well, not excuses so much as… reasons my workouts were on hiatus this week.
But by calling it a rest week, I’m avoiding the disappointment and self-sabotage that can come when I’m not performing up to par, which then feeds the fire of negativity and makes me less motivated to put any effort into correcting it.
Rest is good. It feels good, our bodies definitely need it and it recharges us mentally and physically. We just need to make sure we know the difference between rest and laziness, which is really what I’m doing with this post: I’m calling myself out so this rest week doesn’t turn into a rest month. To this end, I’ve got a multi-faceted plan for next week. It involves making sure I get better and more sleep and that I know my basic schedule for next week and actually plan my workouts into it instead of just hoping they happen.
I don’t like to count chickens before they hatch, but I have a feeling that my next “overcoming laziness” post is gonna be a good one!
Posted by Sharon Johnson at 10:45 PM