After Saturday’s race, I knew I’d have to take some time off to rest my knee. Overall I feel awesome, but I’m still dealing with a little nagging when I walk so I’ve been laying low. I’ve been wearing flat shoes to work and keeping my standing/walking time minimal. However, I’ve been struggling with it.
How hard is it to NOT workout?
A co-worker of mine said, “I have a hard time bringing myself to workout, and you’re having a hard time bringing yourself NOT to!”
I’ve noticed that my overall energy level is much lower when I can’t workout, and I feel it mostly in the evenings. Usually I head to the gym or out on the trails right after work, and on the drive home I’m calling all of my family members and friends to catch up. Then I get home, shower, eat something and want to catch up on our backed up DVR for an hour. Then maybe play a few rounds of Words with Friends (and lately Draw Something!!) before I’m ready for bed, where I pass out with no problems. These past two nights, however, I’ve been yawning all the way home, blasting music to keep myself awake, and ignoring my phone. When I get home I just want to plop on the couch and veg. And then I’m up until midnight because my body won’t let me fall asleep.
And I’m sure the fact that I’m driving home in mid-rush hour traffic isn’t helping, so I’ve decided that I’ll hop on the elliptical today to get my blood flowing. Nothing crazy. If I feel anything start to bother me, I’ll hop off. This is more for sanity purposes than anything else.
I originally said I was going to take the entire week off but I just don’t think I can do it.
But you know who can?
Oh the life.