Today was the first day of my two-week break and the start of my recovery week after yesterdays half marathon. With Christmas plans cancelled by Boris, I spent the morning finishing my shopping and getting the presents wrapped and sent off with the last Christmas post. Not so restful, but I will do better tomorrow. I slept poorly last night as my mind would not shut off after my solo race. I have had a bit too much coffee but cooked a nutritious dumpling casserole, had a couple of glasses of red wine, and put my feet up in front of Die Hard (It is a Christmas movie).
Rest: cease work or movement in order to relax, sleep, or recover strength.Oxford Languages
Recovery: a return to a normal state of health, mind, or strength.Oxford Languages
I am already thinking about the next step, but I am forcing myself to take the week to relax and let niggles I am carrying recover. Sometimes it is essential to take time to rest and recover even when we think we do not need it. I will do a light run and a longer post tomorrow.
I hope you are all having a break.