Today it's back to campus, where nobody will ask me about my weekend race or really care for that matter. Sniff. Can't it be about me just once? Getting back to your "normal" life after a peak race is like the day after Christmas. Such a mountain top, and then the daily grind. Truth be told, I love teaching every bit as much as I love running. It's just a matter of focus. It's time now to build the body back up slowly, and then gradually begin training for my next race. Today my message therapist will work on my legs for an hour and a half. Then it's back to exercising. Swimming helps a lot during the recovery period. I will take at least a week off from running. Just listen to your body. It will tell you. So will dark chocolate and almonds. Recovery is always harder than training. Running causes fatigue and tearing in your muscles. I hate to say it, but the older we are the harder it is to recover quickly. Take time off if you can't shake an ache. Knowing that there others out there who can relate to what you're going through can also help. Eat "real" food. Take advantage of the psychological benefits of resting. Allow your body to replenish its energy stores and repair damaged tissues.
I may be physically resting but my mind is going a thousand miles per hour. Lots of fun stuff to teach this week, including how the perfect tense works not only in Koine Greek but in Spanish, German, and Latin. Just for fun, which of these examples is a match for the Greek perfect tense (there's only two of them):
1. I have arrived.
2. I have lived in Virginia for 22 years.
3. I have visited Paris.
4. Global warming has been studied for some time.
5. A bear has been in the area.
6. The video has been uploaded.
Have a great week,