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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

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Sure It's great that I can inspire others to DO. But it would not be serving of me if I did not also inspire others to TAKE A BREAK when you have to. This comes from one who completed an intense Crossfit class and an intense Boxing bootcamp class with a 5k walk thrown in for flavoring on Monday. Then followed it with a 5k run on Tuesday morning and a 5k walk on Tuesday night. Today I am knocked on my ass. I should have listened to it yesterday when It told me to chill out. Now I am paying for it. I can hardly walk. Not fun! So listen to me when I say. It's ok to rest when you have to. Don't overdo it...better to be safe then sorry

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RITEEBEE 4/22/2013 2:30PM

    Good advice! I'm such an all or nothing person I need to remember this! :)

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INSH8P 4/18/2013 6:46AM

    Very, very sorry to hear about the aches and woes. Have you ever noticed that when you are in the teacher / trainee mode, you often push harder than ideal? We are told that adds to the intensity for the class, but I think there are other ways to bring that out to participants. Also, I find that I benefit from a longer warm up period. Longer than what is provided in most classes. I do it for myself (the longer warm up) by doing "something" before a more intense activity, even if I have to fit it in myself.

Glad to hear that you are "on the mend".

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_JODI404 4/17/2013 3:39PM

    Good advice! With all of my various injuries, I try so hard to listen to my body very carefully now.

WoW -- you crazy woman -- you are hard core! That was a TON of exercise.
I bet that massage helped a lot.
Hope you are resting as much as life permits and feeling better soon!

Take Care!

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NATE-JANINE 4/17/2013 11:00AM

    Thanks Jo, however that's easier said than done for me. I still have to go to class. We are having a field trip which includes a tour of the facilities as well as a spin class mixed with a bootcamp style workout. I will attend for the tour but will leave when the workout begins or maybe I will sit and watch. I don't want to miss out on an opportunity to network. I managed to get in a hot bath and my massage therapist squeezed me in so at least now I can move about slowly. No exertion for me today.

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JLDACQ 4/17/2013 10:50AM

    Remembering to rest is one of those things I often forget to do. I expect to have enough energy to go full tilt from 6am till midnight every night -- except I function poorly on less than 7 hrs a night. Like you, today I've hit a wall of exhaustion, and the best remedy is rest. Not TV, not trying to get caught up on housework, but real rest, don't move for a couple hours rest. Now to remember how to do that myself. :-D

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BUSYGRANNY5 4/17/2013 8:04AM

    Great advice! Thanks for sharing with us!!!

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JAVAJENN 4/17/2013 7:45AM

  Good advice. Sorry you're so sore though.

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