Rest, Relaxation, and Recovery

To me, “rest” is a word with a twisted meaning. Examples:
“Do what work you can, and I will finish the rest.” ORĀ “Eat whatever you want, and I will eat the rest.”

Dave has challenged me to encourage a healthier meaning of the word “rest.” For over a year, despite recommendations by the great trainers at Fitness Revolution of Wixom, I would not take a rest day. The day after completing the Detroit Half-Marathon, I was back in the gym for a 6 AM metabolic workout. Dave advised me that if I want to see significant gains, I must allow my body to rest and recover.

As much of a challenge as I may find it to honor my rest days, I will work on relaxing and recovering for the next many weeks. I know my washing machine will be happy to not have so many loads of stinky, sweaty workout clothes to wash.

Here’s to rest, relaxation, and recovery.

Relaxing in the hammock.
Relaxing in the hammock with my daughter. It has been about a year since I last did this.

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