Team Energetic or Team Lazy?

Energetic. It seems like such a simple topic, doesn’t it? And yet … when I think about energetic, today’s  Wednesday Word, initially I was at a loss.

One definition of energetic:

Possessing or exhibiting energy; especially in abundance; vigorous

I’d like to say that I possess energy in abundance, I really would. Despite going out and running 9-10 miles most weekends for the last two months, I still always feel like my energy is lacking.

I have no answers right now, but then I read this quote:

energetic

Rest and recovery are so important, and so often overlooked. I think, in general, I’m pretty good at my rest and recovery. I take at least one rest day every week.I try not to run back to back days, and if I do, they’re not both hard runs. I usually stretch and foam roll. I try to eat some protein and carbs after a run to recover properly. And on and on.

Some runners, I’ve observed, run because they simply can’t sit still; they hate rest days and they hate to taper. Sometimes that gets them into trouble, because they don’t recover properly. You can get away with that for a while, but eventually it will catch up with you.

Me? I’m team lazy. I love my recovery days. I love my taper. Running is hard! Running is tiring! Until you see someone running past you on a rest day, of course, and then all you can think about is how you wish you were out running, especially if it’s a nice day.

Deb Runs

Team lazy or team energetic?

16 thoughts on “Team Energetic or Team Lazy?

  1. So true! Two weekends ago I got in my run but the rest of the weekend involved a lot of napping. My body just demanded it! Last weekend I had plenty of energy for my run, bike ride and even a bit of housework.

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  2. “Wholesome laziness” — I love that so much! I appreciate the quality of excellent sleep (rest) that you get from an active life. It sounds like you have a very good balance1

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  3. Totally team lazy! Love my recovery days and naps! Sleep and rest do the body good just as much as exercising and healthy eating… that’s my story and I’m sticking to it! 😀

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  4. Haha, I love that you admit you are team lazy! I guess I have to admit that I am team “lazy” too! I don’t get all wacked out during taper time because I am just as content to sit and read a book or work on my writing. I like to run but I also like my down time too!

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  5. Team both, maybe? I am very high energy and can get a lot accomplished in a very short amount of time, but I can also chill with the best of them! 🙂

    After reading so many blog posts over the years about the taper crazies, I’m always a little embarrassed to admit I love to taper as I get ready for my big race.

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