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.