"Being the best is not about beating everyone else. Its about beating who you were yesterday."

"Being the best is not about beating everyone else. Its about beating who you were yesterday."

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Know when its it time for rest and relaxation

So its been two weeks since sectionals. I gave myself 3 days off from working out and about 5 days to eat whatever i want. I figured i would be back on track and ready to train hard again on monday. I figured wrong. All last week i was so lathargic and couldnt seem to get my energy back. Vic and i went to Crossfit Central in Austin this past wednesday through saturday for a crossfit buisness seminar. We worked out with one of the  regular classes and the WOD wasnt too bad, well thats what i would have said about 3 weeks ago. It was AMRAP 10 minutes of 12 back extensions, 12 pull ups, and12 box jumps. I had completed 6 or 7 seven rounds and when Zach yelled time, i thought to myself, "thank goodness! that was awful, it kicked my A@#!" I was still feeling so tired and my workout times/rounds over the past week has proven it. I told myself, "Katie you need  to take the rest of the week  off, your body is obviously telling you something." So friday, saturday, sunday i rested and allowed myself my last craving...mexican food and margaritas!!!yummmm!!! I have to say im feeling so much better and ready to get back in  the box and start training hard. I knew in the back of my head that 3 days off to rest my body from a 2 month  hard training period wasnt enough. I knew it but i ingnored that little voice sayng "REST" and still worked out. My body definitely let me know that it was not ready for round 2 of training. Lesson learned, take a week off after any two day three WOD competition:)

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