"The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep."

Sunday, November 05, 2006

The Body Speaks

Whether you’re just engaging in routine exercise or training for a specific event, it’s always important to listen to your body. At least that’s what I’ve always heard. So after last Wendesday I took few days off from running.

At first, I really didn’t pay much attention to the subtle hints my body was dropping. Fatigue, soreness and insomnia are conditions I periodically combat. But after my last run, the messages went from being delivered by subtle hints to loud shouting. I could barely move the next day and my overall sense of well being was nowhere to be found. In short, I felt like crap ergo my brief sabbatical.

But today, I felt good and I wanted to run.

And so I did.

And it was good.

"There are clubs you can't belong to, neighborhoods you can't live in, schools you can't get into, but the roads are always open." – Nike

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