Sunday, December 27, 2009

The Change Up

There's an adage that "change is as good as a holiday" and I'm inclined to agree! I'm now coming up to my third exercise free day and I think my body is thanking me for it. I know I mentioned it yesterday, but I believe we all need periods of total rest and recovery for us to be at our best in life. Today I am tapping away at my blog whilst watching the rest of the family play on the Wii. We are all together, enjoying each other's company, with no particular agenda in mind. Meals are of the "fend for yourself variety" and are mostly comprised of fresh tropical fruit and Greek yoghurt with the odd glass of wine or mineral water with lemon thrown in.

Today we are going to Hubs' Uncles home for a get together with the extended side of his family. We have to bring a plate. I was thinking fruit, but he was thinking "American Baked Cheesecake", not only one, but two of them. He is a superb cook when he does a recipe he knows well. Perhaps my day may be yoghurt, fruit and a sliver of cheesecake for dessert.

I have no plans for the next two days except for reading good books. Then it's back to the gym and my classes. My January plan is to keep on rehabbing the shoulder with a well thought out program and to ramp up my cardiovascular fitness levels. I'm still trying to find a cycling coach to do one on one stuff with, rather than a group ride for now - but that can wait until the New Year. Perhaps the more likely scenario is that if I can't find what I'm after, I will join a swim squad once a week. Swimming is awesome as an activity that promotes hip extension and glute activation and I think the change would be really beneficial.

No plans for any events at this stage. I just want to run, ride, lift and swim happy!


Anonymous said...

I'm a MASSIVE advocate of rest days Liz - I've slept SO much the past few days (seriously - in bed by 7pm up at 5am) and feel amazing today!!!

Have a great cheesecake day!!! xo

Lisa said...

I loved my year of no plans...can't tell you how destressing it has been. I even enjoyed the 10km run today.


Shaboom said...

Hey Liz,

Sounds like a good plan. Hope you enjoy the rest of the week... going with the flow is perfect for rest and recovery.

Shannon xx

PS - I hope you had some of that yummy cheesecake!! yummmm Does he share receipes??