Day of Rest

We were made to have a day off. Long before people tried to get days off their jobs, the Sabbath was designed to give us a day of rest, an opportunity to put away some of the things that consume us during our daily routine, and do things that serve a higher purpose.

On Saturdays, there is a lot that I don’t do but I don’t focus on the restrictions, rather on the things it frees me up to do. I go to church for worship but it’s also an opportunity for me to share my gifts with my congregation. And I love that I get to serve in ways I wouldn’t normally be able to. And last night, we had a fundraiser at the church so I didn’t get to bed until the wee hours of the morning. Not feeling so well rested. Add to that the fact that although I was surrounded by food all afternoon and night, I had forgotten to feed myself. Not feeling so well maintained either.

And if it wasn’t for the fact that I made a commitment to my running group, I would NOT have been up at 7:00 this morning. But I knew I had to run at 8:00 so I got up and went out.

I grabbed a raisin bagel to give me energy for the run and I met up with my group and went out. And before I knew it, we had run 4 miles  without me feeling even a little tired.

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Taking a day off is important. It’s in our DNA to need time off to rest and be rejuvenated.

Goals are important and we should work toward them with the best of our ability. But sometimes, we need to take a step away, even just for a change of environment.

So I’m back on the MODRUN. Looking forward to building up my stamina and my speed this week.

What are your plans/goals for this week?

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. I also hope to get some speed work this week.
    And completely agree about rest day, we need it even when we don’t feel we do.

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    1. runwright says:

      Speed work? Like Fartleks? Haha. I just like that word.

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