Monday Motivators: The power of rest


Last Week: I walked 4.25 miles while we were in Santa Cruz (plus another almost 3 that I’m not counting because it happened on Sunday, which technically counts as last week) and ran 3 miles with Team Challenge. So a total of 7-10 miles versus my goal of 5. Score!

I’m using the term “run” pretty loosely here… I had to run to keep up with the walkers. Some might call it very, very slow jogging, but I don’t use the word “jog” on principle.

This Week: I’m sticking with a goal of 5 miles for this week, even though I did more last week. I feel pretty lame admitting what a mere 7-10 miles of basic movement did to my body. First some lower back pain on the left side, then some in my right arch, then my right hip (which we all know is actually my butt muscle, but hip sounds so much nicer, doesn’t it?).

Don’t worry, everything’s feeling good today. But it was a reminder of two basic ground rules for injury prevention. Always base activity on your current fitness level, and never underestimate the power of rest.

Join the party! Choose your favorite way to link-up:

  1. Write a post describing your fitness goals for the upcoming week and how you did meeting last week’s goals. Include a link to this post somewhere in your post and a pingback will show up in the comments section below.
  2. Write a post and comment on this post with a link to your post.
  3. Share your goals as a comment on this post, or on Facebook, or Twitter, or whatever.
  4. Help motivate others. Amy at READNCOOK plans to take 65,000 steps this week (yikes!) and has just about sold me a FitBit.

Read this post for a little background on the birth of Monday Motivators.

4 thoughts on “Monday Motivators: The power of rest

    • Boo for the flu! I guess it’s convenient that you got sick during a week you were planning on resting… Of course, you probably had plans for those rest days that were far more enjoyable than the flu! Take all the rest you need, and hope you’re feeling better soon!

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