This weeks blog is a very short one because I had my booster vaccine and spent the whole day in bed feeling sorry for myself so I didn’t have much energy to write it.
I’m sure a lot of us have been guilty of continuing to train when we might not feel our best. It’s very easy to get into the mindset that we need to train hard at whatever cost and not let anything get in the way. However, this isn’t always the best thing to do. Sometimes, pushing on when you need to rest can be very damaging and set you back for longer than necessary. This is where it is important to listen to your body.
Whilst our brain might be telling us to keep pushing on and get out there, our body does not feel the same. My brain was desperate to get outside and run towards the end of the week, but my body would’ve majorly struggled and done more damage than good.
It’s hard to make the call, but if we’re in it for the long run and not just for the time being, this is the best thing to do. Allow your body to focus on one thing, getting better and building itself up. If we add in the damage of training, we will take twice as long to get better and only drag it out longer.
So, the moral of this short and sweet blog, is to listen to your body and not always your brain, because sometimes your brain doesn’t have your bodies best interests at heart.
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