Thursday, January 17, 2008
Today is a day of rest. As much as I am itchin' to lace 'em up and get out there to get some miles in (and stay ahead of Marion and the pace bunny), I have to resist the urge. With race training, rest is as vitally important as getting runs in are. The body needs time to heal, restore, renew, and refresh, which this time of rest allows. My good friend and kind of a "running mentor" to me, Dianna, reminded me of this yesterday. She kinda felt that I may have been slower in my 10 mile race last Sunday because I had run too much prior to it and not properly rested my body as a runner should. I think she is probably right and, since she has been running for like 20+ years, I think I will heed her advice and fight the urge to go out today. Darn you Marion! I hope it's icy as can be in South Carolina today and you can't get out to run! Sorry, I digressed into a little competitiveness.
Heck, even Jesus called us to rest at times saying, "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28. Anyway, I am a bit weary today and my right leg a little sore, so like our most loved family dog in the pic above, Carsen, I will be physically resting today, and everyday in Jesus.
ps - Dad does not condone Carsen's sloth on the couch in the family room. He has his OWN bed and... he is not at his pappa and grandma's who let him sleep wherever he wants!