Monday, November 8, 2010

30 Days of Thanks (Day 8).... and then some

Day Eight: Rest Days

For many of us, it's can be hard to enjoy a good rest day, a complete rest day - one that consists of no workouts what-so-ever, including yoga or pilates. It can be hard, but our body will thank us over and over again!





This past weekend was fun and relaxing with the family in the Twin Cities. We did some shopping, watched some movies, and enjoyed a great Vikings win in OT yesterday. The BF is not a Vikings fan, but he sure was a trooper for coming with us and even cheering for them! even though we couldn't get him in Vikings gear, he was sporting his Twins sweatshirt.

Asside from a great weekend, I am taking a rest day of my own today. Last Wednesday I started to get sick and it progressively got worse through the weekend. Even though I felt pretty good Saturday, I lost my voice. My family was calling me squeaky and Dad was a bit surprised by how much I was talking for losing my voice. (I think it was hurting his ears.) Yesterday, I still didn't have much for a voice, but I started coughing more, which left me with an extremely horrible headache and pain in my chest.
Soooooo, I am staying home from work today. I hate taking sick days. As a special education teacher, writing sub notes can be so much tedious work! It irritated me that I spent 45 minutes this morning writing these notes and preparing all materials for the sub. It doesn't help that I have a lot of behavior students who are checking in and out throughout the day.

And, what bothers me more than taking a sick day? The fact that I haven't worked out since last Thursday. I am itching to get going again.
But, today I will REST. And get some grad school homework done.

14 comments:

Lisa said...

i like rest days too. although it IS difficult to do just that....rest.

My Life and Running said...

Rest & feel better! Love those jerseys too :)

Wes said...

Good! Scheduled rest should be an integral part of EVERY plan :-)

Colleen said...

Hope you get better soon. Something's going around here (hubby and I have both had it). :( And I agree that sometimes missing work is harder to plan that just being there!

Emz said...

Man - this sick thing sure is getting around! :( Get better soon.

I have started loving my rest days. Especially my Sunday ones. ;)

Lily on the Road said...

seems as though everyone is sick either in bloggyland or on FB...look after yourself...get better soon!!!

(glad you had so much fun with your family despite feeling iky).

onelittletrigirl said...

Rest days are the BEST days :)

Marlene said...

I hope the rest day helps and that you feel better!

Sherri said...

I hope you feel better soon!

The Hungry Runner Girl said...

Sub plans take forever!!! Hope you get feeling better and I could not agree more about rest days!

Katie A. said...

Argh the Vikings! I'll let it slide :)
FEEL BETTER! Enjoy the rest day!

Fair Weather Runner said...

rest days are good, but sometimes hard. i battle more with beating myself up on a rest day, even though i kinda enjoy them :) hope you feel better soon!

Today's Triumph said...

Wow, for you to take a sick day it must be bad. I hope you took advantage of your REST day! And feel better too!!

Badgergirl said...

That's a lot of purple in the picture. :)

Hope you're feeling better!