Rest

Rest as defined by Merriam-Webster is, “A state of motionlessness or inactivity.”  This is where I currently am and it’s difficult.  Ask anyone who has traveled / lived with me and they’ll tell you that I am “go, go, go” all the time!  Rest is normally not something I do.

Right now, however, I am listening to my body, listening to the doctors, and listening to my family as I am resting.  No, there’s no injury and no, I’m not ill.  I am resting and I am waiting.

Since the Utah Valley Marathon, I’ve kept myself busy with my cousin visiting from out of town and my family most recently traveling to Napa and San Francisco.

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This week, however, the house is quiet and I find myself alone with my thoughts for the first time since the Utah Valley Marathon and it’s… scary exhilarating different.

I must remember that this is just a season.  This too shall pass.  I will be back out on the road collecting miles in no time.  I must enjoy and appreciate every quiet moment.

What season do you currently find yourself in?  Are you also resting or are you working hard towards a goal?  Tell me about it!  I’d love to hear from you!

Until next time,

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11 comments

  1. Did you get injured? Or just made the decision that your body was ready for a break for a bit? You were(and still am) one of my first running inspirations! <3 I love following every part of your journey Steph!

  2. I am in the last few weeks of half marathon training… I’ll be running the SF half marathon at the end of the month 🙂

    Resting is hard, but oh so necessary sometimes… and then, just imagine the delight when you and training meet again!

    • Good luck in the final few weeks of your half marathon training! I’ve done the Nike Women’ half marathon in San Fran twice, but never the SF half marathon. I hear it’s a beautiful course!

  3. I’m very impatiently waiting for half marathon training. I hope all of this rest is helping you! At least you’ve kept busy and I’m sure you’ll be busy again in no time 🙂

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