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Posts Tagged ‘rest’

The contagious cold

I have a cold. And man, it sure makes me tired. I have skipped the gym since Thursday evening, when I thought I might be getting sick. I don’t exercise when I am sick as I personally believe my energy should be reserved for getting back to healthy. But that’s not what this post is […]


Shin splints

I believe I have had shin splints in the past. In college I had 10 minutes to get all the way across campus one day and walked so fast I was almost running. Soon after that I had pain in my shins. According to Mayo Clinic, shin splints are caused by excessive force (overload) on […]


Choosing to taking it easy

Today my goal was to not eat any bite-sized Snickers from my candy bowl at work. I was tempted many times. But every time I longingly looked at the candy I reminded myself of my goal. And I was successful. Just a little will power. I had planned to do an hour and a half […]


Taking it easy

I am either coming down with a cold or allergies. But I am leaning toward allergies. When I lived in Arizona my worst allergy attacks were in the summer or when I was around loose hay. And it has been summer here lately. High 90s yesterday and today. Regardless I am taking a break from […]


The body needs rest … especially mine

I came home tonight from work and the gym (Zumba) and I was just exhausted. I showered and got in my jammies. I got on the couch and cuddled up with a blanket and started watching Three Sheets. Then Man vs. Food came on. Adam was eating some spicy stuff and I started to think […]


A cold needs rest

Last Friday I started getting a chest thing and a slight cough. I was in denial and told myself it was allergies. When I woke up Saturday I knew it wasn’t allergies, it was a chest cold. I didn’t go to the gym. Instead I went to work and worked on some files. Once I […]