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:
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.
Team lazy or team energetic?