First off, thank you all SO much for all your care and concern on my morning post.

I think I had you all a little more concerned than  you need to be (which just shows me how awesome you all are).  I definitely didn’t wake up sick this morning, just woke up very Sluggish — exhausted, and feeling overall run down.

For all you regular readers, you know I’ve been switching up my work out routine a bit lately and trying a bunch of new strength routines.

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I think my body is just still trying to adjust to new work outs, and I myself am still trying to find the correct balance for myself. I’m currently doing 2-3 days of strength, 2-3 days of running, and one total cross training day (with variation of course).

Maybe my body is wanting a little less of something, or a little more?  But either way, the rest my body was asking for this morning was just that. Rest.  Ever since getting very sick after my honeymoon, I am VERY cautious to listen to my body’s cues as I NEVER want to be that ill again.

When my body felt run down this morning, I postponed any activity and rested.  I then woke up, did some light stretches, and went along with my day.  I drank a ton of water, and ate a bit of a higher calorie diet than may be normal for myself.

I spent my lunch stretching and relaxing

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{only the stretch guide. . . not the AMRAP routine}

and feel like post work I may be able to squeeze in a light work out, leaving tomorrow to be my scheduled rest day.

I am going to begin training for a relay in May, so April is the last month where I really want to be flexible and play around with my work outs.  Considering that, and considering that I DO feel better, I am confident about squeezing in a possible work out.  Keep in mind that if I were actually ill, or if I weren’t feeling better, my butt was going STRAIGHT to the couch this evening.

And quite frankly — I wouldn’t still COMPLETELY  rule out that option, if the hubby talks me into it 🙂

9 thoughts on “::Retraction::

  1. what’s this I hear about a relay?!? I have a very similar weekly routine and also have been enjoying keeping my workouts flexible lately.

  2. Do what you gotta do, girl! I’m proud of you for mixing it up too! Keep your body guessing and rest when you need to like today.

  3. This is exactly what happened to me last night. I had planned to go running, but I felt extremely sluggish, like my legs were made of lead. I ended up eating a heavier dinner and resting (well… I did some cleaning, too, but that made me feel better!). After just letting myself be lazy, I was ready to do some strength training and it felt great. So strange. I attribute it to the drastic change in my weekly workouts, too. The body is so wise, and we are wise to listen to it. 🙂

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