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Rest, Recover and Regenerate

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There is a saying.......

Well, that's exactly what I need to do.  I've said many times over the past years to others and to MYSELF how important rest days are to recover.  Did I always practice those rest days? NO .... I practiced them about 40% I'd say.  What I mean by that is after a big race I might take off 1-2 days, but never more than 4-5 days.  So now I'm having to start from scratch and it's HARD.  Sometimes writing things down help me focus so maybe this post will help me get back on track.

What is rest, recover & regenerate to an athlete?  Yep, let's talk about the 3 Rs.  I've talked about rest in some of my past blogs.  This past week someone told me that my blog really helped them which made me very happy.  I'm no expert and most of what I say is just my opinion or thoughts I gather from stuff I read. 

How much should a runner (athlete) rest?  Well, I believe that all depends on the individual.  Some say you should incorporate at least…

Girls beach trip 2017

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I love trips with family!  yes, not a run post. ha  Actually I haven't ran in 6 weeks! In the middle of a run vacation..... :>)

 My sister and I have not been off together in several years.  Life gets busy with your own family and then you realize how much time has went by since you've spent some quality time together with siblings.  My sister's oldest daughter graduated high school this year, so I decided it was time for us to get away for a few nights together.  We were worried that mom was not going to get to go after we had made the arrangements because my dad developed some heart complications.  But about a week out from the trip things turned around and dad felt well enough for mom to go with us.  We were so EXCITED!  I knew mom needed a little down time.  She had been taking care of my dad 24/7 and sometimes he's not the easiest person to deal with... hee hee

Now that we were all going to get to go, I decided to rent a mini van so we could all ride in the s…