So it turns out that pushing myself yesterday was not a good idea. After starting the day not feeling great to begin with, my session with the personal trainer made me feel even worse. She went a little lighter on me than usual but it was still enough to drain almost all of my energy and leave me feeling pretty weak. If that wasn’t enough, my decision to go do karate after that was the proverbial nail in the coffin. I felt bad enough last night that I ended up calling in sick to work today.
I think I’ll take this as a sign that I should take it easy for a day or two. I’ve been trying to continue like normal with this chest cold for most of the week and I think the main result of this has been that I haven’t been able to work out as intensely as normal yet I also haven’t been able to get back to being 100% again. I think I’ll better serve myself and my family by taking a little time to getting healthy again and then we can push forward again.
I was presented with a couple of challenges yesterday (and anybody who knows me knows I can’t resist a challenge). First was at kobudo class last night. The instructor told us that the class was being split into two – one will be for the students that are ready to progress to the next belt level and one will be for the students who are not ready to move on be it due to absence, injury or other reason. When I heard this, the first thing that went through my head was what do I need to do to make sure I’m in that group that’s ready to graduate. Truthfully, I’m probably somewhere between the two groups right now leaning towards the group that’s ready to move forward but I want to make sure I leave no doubt. So in addition to training for a triathlon, I need to find a little more time to polish my forms and work on my self defenses.
The second challenge came from a friend of mine who’s been a runner for years and years and challenged me to do a marathon with him. While I can’t say that a marathon is in the cards for me in the immediate future I can’t say that the idea of trying it doesn’t intrigue me. Maybe 2 or 3 years down the road I’ll come back to it.
Time to get back on the couch and catch up on my DVR. Have a great weekend everyone!