Rest Week

In Weekly Finds by Meghan Burrows

May 4, 2020

Mondays, if you were to have a literal french translation of this, it would mean “MY DAY” which has always made me like it just a little more. 

Today was a heavy one, lots of work about COVID cases, deaths and stressful experiences that providers won’t have a chance to recover from. So I cut the heaviness with good music, a post work yoga session and a bath that made me smell like a kelp, ocean breeze and that seemed to do the trick. 

Also, I have signed up for a “growth challenge” that involves almost 40 peope (most of them strangers, linked together by the organizer) that is 100 situps, 100 pushups and 25 pages of a book or 50 pages on an e-reader per day for the month of May. I’m amazed that I leave the situps and pushups to the end of the day naturally. I know that morning workouts guarantee success, but my default has always been late afternoon training. 

I have concluded that there is nothing bad about this, as long as it gets done. Right now I am really enjoying cooking memoirs and stories because the authors are so vulgar and rich with their descriptors. It’s shocking and refreshing to read a story that makes me gasp and laugh and get physically hungry. Right now I am burning through The Nasty Bits by Anthony Bourdain and Blood, Bones and Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton. 

Eating delicious homemade lasagna for the third day in a row is actually pretty easy. Paired with a fresh salad and bakery bread that I walked and picked up today on my lunch break made for a decent dinner revival. 

My daily physical check in revealed that my calves are still damaged and need more recovery time, but otherwise-my legs are almost back to normal from their volume boost last month. This is a very good sign and while I’m happy to take the week off of running, I am looking forward to getting my legs pumping on a bike outdoors this week.