Let me explain…
In attempting to motivate myself and become stronger to race I had added cross training and classes to my schedule. Specifically aerobics and a spinning (cycling) class. Yup, with people even.
Let me tell you, I was feeling great!
Strong. powerful. ready to take on – life.
Until it hit me.
Within two days I was struggling to walk, eat, breathe, and talk. Diagnosed with pneumonia and a sinus infection I did what I could to rest. (but you know how that goes)
It has now been over 2 weeks and only yesterday did I attempt exertion in the form of running.
Although I logged in 2 miles, my time and the need to walk proved frustrating. My strong muscles 😉 had become weak and flabby leaving me feeling like a newbie.
It made me think about how we are tempted to “take time off” from reading our Word, praying, or spending time with God when life gets busy or challenging. We are led to believe that rest would benefit us and help us overcome, instead it weakens our core, our resolve and our spiritual muscles.
So next time you think about taking time off, rather than stopping altogether perhaps a tweak in your activities and schedule will suffice.
Allow yourself time to recover and still keeping those “muscles” strong!
Running the race,