Wednesday, February 24, 2010


I am still learning to listen to my body. It can be hard. I want to push the limits, see how far I can go. And make sure I am ready when race day rolls around. But I also want to be able to do the sports I love for a long time. Sitting on the sideline watching a race because I got injured is not how I want to spend my time.

Last night at track I wanted to run hard. But after a week of throwing my body through numerous workouts that pushed some comfort boundaries, the legs did not want to move, let alone move fast. Track turned into a recovery run.

On some days, off the back is sometimes right where I belong. And I'm learning that if I take care of my body and let it go slow and rest and recover, a girl can at least dream of riding off the front.