Twisting your knee in the shower and other reminders to slow the F down

July 31, 2015

Let’s just say that I’ve been known to push myself pretty hard. Setting high expectations, not stopping until I beat them. It’s exhausting.

This morning, I was standing in the shower. Standing, ladies. Not dancing, not contorting myself to shave my legs. Somehow I twisted my knee. There went my plans for a 6 mile walk and hitting the farmers market today.

After I failed my “walk normally” test and accepted I’d have to take it easy today, I also accepted that this was probably a good thing. I didn’t tell you that I’ve been running a fever all week. And that I haven’t rested or taken care of myself. The twisted knee forced me to slow down and take care of myself.

Other reminders to slow down that we can miss:

  1. Being hungry an hour after you’ve eaten
  2. Twinges of pain in muscles you haven’t used
  3. Feet cramps
  4. Getting the dropsies
  5. Not remembering your drive home
  6. Falling asleep before 7pm

It’s hard to give yourself a break. You have to pay attention to your body’s signals to slow down. Think endurance rather than speed.

Only one person wins in the speed race but everyone that endures wins.



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