Holy soreness, batman. I wasn’t expecting to be this sore from CrossFit since it was a mix of things that I’m already doing. But, I think the chest-to-floor push up and the intensity of it really killed my arms. They are so sore. Like too-sore-to-wash-dishes sore. But it’s a good sore because before strength comes soreness, right?

On top of that, I’ve been battling the pain that comes with your wisdom teeth growing in. I don’t get how they’ve been sitting there dormant, way below the surface, for YEARS and suddenly in the past few months decided to make their move.

I think I’m going to give my dentist a call just to see if they should be removed… nothing worse than having all the pain work from braces not pay off. And I can now say I can understand why babies get so cranky when they are teething. I wish someone would rub brandy on my gums, let me gnaw on a teething ring and sleep all day.

One of the things I was thinking about on my run this morning (absolutely BEAUTIFUL weather in NYC right now, let’s just hope this sticks around instead of turning the place into a concrete sauna) is motivation and the fine balance between pushing yourself and burning out. I think this is something that’s hard to balance because how do you know that you are pushing yourself to your limits, but not pushing yourself so far that you are on your way to burn out?

I think it comes down to listening to your body. Pushing your limits is doing sprints faster than you’ve ever done them before, or participating in the #RWRunStreak. Burning out is doing all of this when your body is screaming at you to stop. With time, it’s easier to learn when the devil on your shoulder is telling you to be a slacker and when your body is physically telling you that you need to chill. But when you are feeling exhausted and really don’t want to get that run in? Probably best to either take a day off or think about doing a different exercise to give your muscles a rest. Burn out can be physical AND mental.

 

Have you had your wisdom teeth out? What’s the recovery time like? How do you tell if you are pushing your limits vs. burning out? 

 



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