Counterbalance

Slowing down is essential to building speed. What I mean again is the importance of recovery, specifically activities like yoga.

This morning, Brittany began class with a twist on the yoga teacher cliché “let go of whatever doesn’t serve you.” Instead, find the grace in what didn’t serve you. (Really, this is the faith-building quality of suffering.) Her class is always active and intense, but today more than usual she called us to focus and hold each posture. Choose form over speed.

My day ended with another form of recovery:  a mani-pedi! Pedicures are though as a runner because I know I put my feet through a lot–and they’ll be right back in running shoes soon–but I also want to wear sandals in summer. Taking these moments to rest help me build up the strength for when I need to push myself.

One thought on “Counterbalance

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s