There is definitely an element of cruelness in the universe: just yesterday I posted about how good it is to take a rest day and how happy I was to be taking a rest day because it would put me in a position where I could fit in my five runs this week, and now here I am blogging from bed with an extremely upset stomach, utterly exhausted. I’m not sure how I made it through the day. All I know is that when I got home (still thinking I would be able to run in spite of my overwhelming fatigue and nausea!) all I could think of was sleep, and I pretty much passed out.
So I’m resting. Today is day 14 of the Embrace:Me 30-day Challenge, and I am working hard to let myself have the gift of rest and recovery. I know it’s the right, nice thing to do for my body and that there’s nothing to be gained from forcing a run, but that doesn’t mean I’m not having a hard time accepting it. I’m also only offering these two short paragraphs for your enjoyment tonight, because coherent thought is pretty hard work at this point. Along with these two paragraphs, though, some food for thought in the form of a recent TED talk. This video contains a lot of stuff that I think we could talk about, and I’m hoping to cover some of those topics tomorrow when I’m feeling better. Feel free to share your thoughts then, or in the comments here.
- Embrace:Me 30-day challenge (icametorun.com)