Greetings from 10Kale land. It’s so nice to be back to my beloved blogging practice. Seems I took an extended siesta after my trip to Mexico in February. Funny how a slight change of routine often sends my daily habits into a tailspin. Fortunately, I’ve been down that road many times with running, so I know how to get back into gear after some down time.
Speaking of down time, Mexico was fantastic. I made a bold and uncomfortable decision to not pack my running shoes and run exactly zero miles during my trip. The former militant me would have never allowed myself the possibility of a training break, even on vacation. However, I vowed to make this training cycle different. Lower stress. Sustainable. Fun.
I once read a little zen proverb that goes something like this: “When walking, walk. When eating, eat.” It follows then, that when resting, rest. I was in Mexico to rest, and so I did. There would be other time to run and work, but without rest, my running and my spirit would surely suffer.
I’m happy to say that I rested and feel ready as ever to tackle my next race. After which, I look forward to dipping my toes in the ocean once again.