So the last few days have just been about resting and relaxing. I really wasn’t myself last week and had slipped into a very over trained state. I haven’t been in a head space like that since the European Championships in June last year so in some ways it was a nice reminder. Old habits die hard and it showed me I have to be careful of my old ways of training coming back to haunt me. I never put enough emphasis on recovery and I struggle to switch off and this last week brought this to my attention. I averaged 3 hours of training a day, everyday this month and without proper rest and time out this has a damaging effect on the body and the mind. Still, the positives from this week far out weigh the negatives and I would much rather this happen now than the day before an event in Europe.
Meditation is the cure to compulsive thinking and it is something I have practiced on and off since 2013 but with the advice of one of my mentors I have made the resolution to practice everyday. Hopefully this can prevent such situations happening again in the future.
On a lighter note, we had Ben-Bry burgers on Friday night as always do and I made myself a vegan pizza last night. Getting better with my cooking skills 😉