Run Your Race, Find Your Strength

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!

    1. 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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