We all love a good theory.
In reality, I’m using the extra time to work on my freelance projects. Things are really starting to take off, and I want to make sure I don’t fall behind.
However, I’m trying not to work myself into the ground. And even though I’m not heading to the gym this week — here’s what I am doing:
- Building muscle
You can’t build muscle without resting them. I don’t know how many times Andy has said that to me — probably not enough. I don’t let my body rest as often as I should, and considering how much cortisol I probably manufacture on a regular basis, I need way more.
But I’ll take what I can get.
- Sleeping a little more
OK, just a little. I’m aiming for an average of 7 hours. Lately I’ve been averaging 5 or 6.
- Making time for mobility
I always feel so much better when I stretch and roll out in the morning. At the same time, I’m doing the exercises Dave and Ryan gave me. The Mobility WOD is a great source.
- Eating clean
I eat clean 80 percent of the time, but when faced with a basket of chips or glass of wine, things go to hell. Topo Chico, please?
I’ve been spending quality time with Luke and Mads, but mostly I’ve been giving hugs, talking and reading. I really want to play more — and physically, too. Running around the backyard, hula-hooping — all of that is fun stuff that I need to do anyway. Mark Sisson writes about why on his blog.
What are your recovery goals? What things do you need to add into your daily routine?