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Bouncing Back

Thursday, March 07, 2013

I had an image pop into my head during my run today. It was a bouncing ball. A well-inflated ball will bounce back at roughly the same speed and height. A half-deflated ball will not.

I felt like that half-deflated ball today. I had a wonderful treadmill run on Tuesday. 5 miles in 44:48, so just under a 9-minute pace. I felt pretty tired afterward, but had a rest day yesterday, so I hoped I'd have a fairly strong, comfortable run today.

Nope. I felt sluggish. Part of that could have been attributed to the wind, but I think part of it is just that I'm 43 now and I have to face the fact that I'm not going to bounce back as quickly as I used to from a hard workout.

The challenge will be to not let it deflate my attitude... I will maintain my desire to improve and reach my goals!

Here's to bouncing back!!
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  • v JSTETSER
    Keep moving forward.
    Attitude makes such a difference.
    Looking up!
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    1237 days ago
  • v BROOKLYN_BORN
    We both need to bounce back. If it takes a little longer, so what! It's better than being permanently deflated, right?

    It's taking longer than I thought to bounce back from this illness too. I seem to remember being able to return to work as soon as I was "not contageous." Good thing I'm retired now.

    Hang in there!
    1238 days ago
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