Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Things I expect, but can't deliver.

I sometimes expect my body to be able to do things that it can not physically do. For instance, this week I expected to be able to run two miles, walk two miles, attend Wednesday and Friday practice, do 900 hundred crunches, and 900 leg lifts, weight training, 20 minutes worth of planks, and at least 70 push ups. No. "NO!" my body said. It rebelled. Its said "No, if you do that, I am going to give you multiple shin splints, I am going to make your knees hurt so bad that you think you can't walk. I'm going to make your abs so sore it feels like you have a knot in your stomach. I'm going to make your arms so sore you can hardly use them, and your elbows will hurt."
So now I'm slowing this down. No more running. Just walking. Less planks, better weight training schedule. Taking all my sports vitamins. Possibly testing my joints out to make sure I don't have some sort of stupid disease. Icing, resting.

So even though my team has practice tonight, and my rest day should be tomorrow, I'm making it today. Because when your body DEMANDS a break, you give it a break. You don't worry about how your team with think you're a sissy. You worry about YOURSELF. You worry about not being able to skate EVER. AGAIN.

My point is this, if you're working out, work out for you. Don't work out for others, and don't expect yourself do to what others can do.

P.S.huh. Practice was canceled. It all works out then.

1 comment:

  1. I love you. You're doing really great with all your exercise and skating and everything! I'm really, really proud of you! Keep it up! <3