A lovely break from workouts

It’s the end of July, and that means it’s time for the second of three week-long breaks at Crossfit Central.

Just a couple of years ago, the break worried me. I felt like I couldn’t take off from working out. I scrambled to add in extra workouts to make up for the ones I was missing.

Of course, now I know better. Or maybe I’m just listening to my body, and my body is smarter than my brain.

My body is tired. Really tired. Now — I know I’m in a different place this year than I was 4 years ago. Four years ago there was no Mads, I wasn’t working at ADC, there was no Standard Beagle, there was no Olympic Lifting. I generally get very little sleep and I workout pretty intensely during the week while running after two extremely active kids and juggling a full-time job while trying to build a business. And I’m older.

So, yeah, I’m just a little tired.

So I’m welcoming this break. I still have three days left. I’ve considered doing a workout, and then sleep wins out. I haven’t been a complete slug. Bennie and Goose and I are still walking daily, and I’ve been active with the kids.

Things get back to normal on Wednesday. We’re starting a new training cycle in Oly and a new month in Crossfit.

I’m hoping I’ll feel refreshed too.