Ah, Monday already. Although sometimes when you have a fabulous weekend, it doesn’t seem so bad to return to Monday… right? At least not when there’s football!
Anyways. This was the first weekend in a really long time that had nothing to do with running.
And it was fabulous.
One of my favorite people came to visit for her non-bachelorette bachelorette party… we spent the weekend acting like tourists in my town, which included tubing down the river (amazing, even if I did get a little sunburn!), checking out some more BBQ and eating some delicious food (like grilled cheese from on the patio at Haymaker while watching a crazy storm roll in).
But it was a good reminder of run/life balance. I feel like it’s sometimes hard to find this. Let’s face it, training for a marathon (or any race) is extremely demanding on your time and on your muscles. Demands on your muscles can make you into a not-so-great person when you aren’t running, simply because you are exhausted and most likely rungry.
And on top of that, there’s the unwritten pressure of getting a run in so you don’t destroy [insert goal]. So, even if you aren’t training for something, it can still feel like it’s hard to balance everything… we put so much pressure on ourselves.
That being said, I think there are times when it’s important to take a step back and just live. Of course, that’s a fine balance between doing that and completely shattering your training.
But giving yourself a break from it can help you reignite your passion for the sport. It can give your body the must needed rest that you need. And on top of that, it can give you the time you need to enjoy the other things in life.
So, on top of it being a great weekend with friends, it was a relaxing weekend for my body. I feel energized to hit my training plan again this week (it’s a “recovery week” so a little tamer) and more focused on my goals than before. Let’s do this… I’m ready!
What was your favorite moment from this weekend? How do you manage to balance everything?
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