Lazy Sundays

It’s not exactly what it sounds like. Sundays are my “day off” from exercising – no running; no TRX; no circuits {sometimes a little yoga in the morning}. Still, as every athlete knows,  you never really have a day off. Every day is an opportunity to better yourself and your game in some form – endurance workouts, agility training, core & upper body strengthening. 

With all of that, you DO need to take “time off” or days that you let your body rest so that it can replenish natural energy stores and repair tissue breakdown that happens during your workout. 

Because of that, I totally recommend a “lazy” day…but not lazy as in you lie around and do nothing. Lazy as in you just don’t do 50 sets of stairs each time you drink a glass of water. Instead, allow your body that rest time to recoup and improve your mental tactics for game day or race day. Being mentally and emotionally stable/prepared for races is just as important as being physically prepared.

There will be times when you’ll push yourself a little too hard at first and you’ll need your mind to carry you through the last few miles. If your mind isn’t in the game or you loose it half way though…well, you’re screwed. For real. 

Go for a walk

Appreciate nature

Find the beauty around you

Read uplifting quotes and books

Stretch {roll out your muscles if you need to}

Take deep breaths

Throw any negative thoughts about yourself from the past week into a huge bin of toxic waste that you’ll never pull them back out of again

When you can find yourself – where you are mentally and where your heart truly lies – your training and performance will increase. I guarantee it. 

So, please, take a lazy day. Saturday, Sunday, Thursday – whenever. Take it. Make the absolute most of your time that you can. Because even though you’re not physically working out, you’re still giving yourself a hell of a head start — believe that you will perform well; train with that belief; know that you will perform well because you’ll be more prepared on a wholesome level. Always believe that something amazing is going to happen and that you’re a big part of it. It’ll show when you bring your A-game. 

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