Wednesday, February 10, 2010


I am reading a new book! It is called THRIVE: The Vegan Nutrition Guide to Optimal Performance in Sports and Life, and I'm very excited. Something new to experiment with, I will report how it goes...

But to start:

As I found, there are only two prime components that make up an athlete's routine: training and recovery. Often referred to as stress and rest, both elements are of equal importance, yet usually only one gets attention— the training.

This makes total sense to me: what you're doing in training, after all, is breaking down your body. It's in recovery when you're building it back up. If you don't do recovery, you're not closing the deal on your training. This is just what I was saying about gettting sick being my body's way of getting rest and fluids, except that I want to not get sick. Training is stress; and look here, you get sick when you follow stress with more stress like horcruxes. Seriously!

I am going to be thinking about this over the upcoming weeks: a time for driving myself into the ground, a time for digging myself out of the ground...