“We gotta get out while were young
`cause tramps like us, baby we were born to run”
(in the words of Bruce Springsteen “Born to Run”)
I took a bit of a hiatus from my running (and zumba) over the past 2 weeks. I did get one or two runs in there, but for some reason I just couldn’t get myself motivated to do it and it.
I never really considered myself a runner. Actually, never thought I’d run a 5k, let alone continue running after that race, but for some reason I do enjoy the HIGH from getting out there and talking myself through the moments when I want to stop and walk the rest of the way home.
I don’t think its bad to take a break, no more than 2 weeks for any exercise, to give my body a break. It allows me to heal a bit if I’ve pushed it too hard and allows me to do something else so that my muscle memory is ever-changing. And lord knows the muscle memory in the head sometimes needs a break too, since I seem to be less motivated on exercising that sometimes.
Now don’t start thinking I’ve become this exercise freak who is just whittling down into nothing, cause that so not what I am doing. My refrigerator held 12 scrumptious Sugar High Cupcakes (yes my favorite cupcake shop) for me to devour (taste test
over the past few days… but at least it kicked my but into saying – “you eat those, you’re gonna need to do something healthy to counter balance that act.”
You see my motto is…everything in moderation. Enjoy life. Eat a little of everything, but not a lot of anything. Of course sometimes I will over indulge, but I do try to keep the above in mind most of the time.
It’s all about balance in this life and Lord knows I could use a little more. But this life is about lessons and we all have them to learn. Mine will be different from yours and someone elses will be different again So…
"Today I am strong and able,
so let me do what I might not be able to do tomorrow."
Until next time~Happy Trails, K