"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming -- WOW-- What a Ride!"

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Actively Resting

This week and next find me engaging in "active rest".  For me, that means little to no running but lots of cross training, hiking, stretching and rolling.  My body needed a break and was letting me know that if I didn't give it one, it would just take one.  So, no running until November 1st.  Next week I will also be taking a technology break.  No internet, computer, television, etc.  It's time to refresh mind and body before I embark on my next phase of base building.

Have you ever taken a break from your workout and/or running routine?  How'd it go?  Did you have any issues when you restarted?


Jen said...

I took a little bit of a break this last summer. I'd been building, then holding for a year, so I cut way back to only 3 days/week and low mileage on those days. I did that for 2 months straight after I couldn't figure out why I had lost my excitement for it. I lost some endurance, but it was mentally very much needed. I also really loved introducing xt in the form of regular yoga and biking. I introduced trails which I love, but have hard time finding where I live (that are safe).

Life as a Convert (Khourt) said...

If you call being lazy taking a break then I do it all the time.
Actually, life tends to get in the way with me and I find myself pushing running to the back burner and essentially taking a break. Anyway, my "slacking" has created issues with endurance, but otherwise no issues. The endurance did come back faster than starting out brand new though.