Tag: rest

Strength Training: Rest Helps Reset

One of the things I am learning to do is to take rest periods between my lifts seriously. I have always been more apt to rush through all my sets – getting it done fast so I can be done with it. I didn’t really more »

Say Yes to the Rest

Last night, while contemplating whether to take my rest day to today I read this from a Facebook page I read Lift Run Bang and it quickly helped me make my decision. Yes to the Rest! “Rest” has become such an ugly word in the training more »

Stop and See!

I have been buying flowers the past few weeks –to brighten up the house and also to help brighten up the family. I think even if you aren’t depressed or feeling low, staying connected to beauty, nature and wonder is key in staying centered and more »

Rest Days are Important

It’s another rainy day in the DC metro area — we have had the craziest weather this year, sure makes you wonder. I am taking an extra rest day this week. Last week during one of my workouts, I realized my body was more tired more »

Rest days are earned.

I took a rest day today. An athlete friend of mine has been talking to me about over-training. Now I won’t say that I am, but I appreciate that he has taken the time to remind me to be aware of it. He said something more »

Fitting in Exercise

Sometimes  I think when I let myself actually rest -things catch up with me. Since Scott is away and I can’t go to boot camp — I have been sleeping in and hanging with the kids since I am on vacation. But it seems like more »

Rest and Recovery Reflections

Sometimes I forget to stop and smell the roses – I am sure we all do. Today – I had some time to quiet my mind from all the stress that has been around me lately. I did stop and think about how lucky I more »

Rest and Recovery

Another rest day in motion. I can totally see how someone can get used to NOT getting up at the crack of dawn — I think this forced rest has done me good though. I am going to run tomorrow morning and have a running more »

Day 1 – Forced Rest

Dear Diary, Today was day 1 of my forced rest period. It may not seem like a big deal but knowing that I missed my boot camp was a mental challenge for me. It was great to sleep in an extra hour or 2. My more »

Have no fear…

No worries – I haven’t fallen off the wagon. Boot camp is off this week and I decided to take it easy with regards to training. I worked out on Tues with my boot camp crew with a guest trainer, ran on Weds, but have more »