Good morning everyone! Have you all been glued to the telly the past few days, watching the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee across the pond like I have been? Maybe I’m just overly excited to set foot on English soil in FOUR DAYS! Crazy.
In all seriousness though, it has been cool/helpful to have so much coverage of England right before we are visiting – I’ve been watching what everyone is wearing. It looks chilly! Guess I need to start laying out some jackets and scarves. Now that the graduation festivities are over, it’s time to get serious about this packing business.
This past weekend, I practiced something that I’m trying to get better at doing – I listened to my body. As per my somewhat-loose fitness plan, Saturday should have been a day for a long run. But after some lower-body weights on Friday, my legs were feeling tired. And my knee was slightly hurting. So, instead of forcing myself to run and potentially making the pain worse, I stuck with a long walk with my parents.
Too often, we get forced into following a training plan/schedule down to the letter, at the detriment of our own personal health. While training plans can be essential is helping to prevent injury, the most important thing still is to make sure that it is right for you. I’m good about taking rest days when I have them scheduled; I’m trying to get better about being flexible with my actual exercises too.
After all – there’s no since hurting myself right before we set off on a walking tour of one of the largest cities in the world! Haven’t I gotten so smart in my old age?