I’m about six workouts deep into Couch-to-5K, seven months into 2015, two years removed from school, and one year behind on this blog. Was out living life, trekking out of some mental valleys and all that. Gotta say, though, 2015 has already been exponentially more awesome than 2014. Might be time to catch up, yeah?
We could talk about Michael Phelps’ drunk-driving suspension being up or #SerenaSlam. The bungled marketing of Boston 2024 to, you know, Boston. Or the 2018 FIFA World Cup Preliminary Draw.
All important topics, potentially touched on in future posts, but today is about the importance of taking time off.
Athletes do it all the time, for family or fun or fatigue – sometimes for fear. Maybe you’ve spent your life working to attain the unattainable, and you hit your mark at 23. What’s next? Rinse and repeat?
By no means am I saying I hit my mark at 23. But I did and do have a lot of fear about what’s next. And I had a lot of fatigue at the time I stopped posting. But just like Michael and Nastia and Misty-May, I’m hungry for more. I’m ready to give it one more go, and I hope you’re coming with.
It’s important to just kind of get away from your sport until you miss it. It’s about taking time to enjoy other aspects of life or learn new things. It helps rejuvenate.