Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Day 61, Easing Off the Throttle

This week I could feel my body getting to a breaking point, so I've eased off a little bit. Not doing as many sets, not pulling as much weight. I'm getting a lot better at listening to what my physiology is telling me.

For instance, towards the end of last week I noticed that the burn from my training was taking on a different character. It's hard to explain, but it was moving from a kind of "meaty" pain to a more "stringy" pain. This is the same way I felt a month and a half ago when I caught a cold. But that time I kept on pushing and probably made my cold worse. So I'm going to keep it light for a few days. The jumprope stays of course.

I'm starting to understand that the path to peak condition doesn't look like this...

It's more like this.

And isn't that how everything in life is?


Anonymous said...

You have inspired me to start a mini PCP! I have turned down many awesome sugary things in the past few days in favor of fruit. Also been eating far less carbs and NOT just shoving whatever looks good into my mouth! Yesss!

I've been a vegetarian for 2 years which seems like the easiest thing to me, yet I was sooo scared to give up unhealthy foods in general. But it's only hard for the first bit, just like vegetarianism (which I now don't even notice!)


Patrick said...

I'm glad you found some inspiration here. If anything that would be my message to all the PCP readers. This stuff is NOT THAT HARD. Anyone can do it. You just have to decide to do it.