Today I got a simple reminder that recovery is a big part of living life beyond optimal. Our wod consisted of a 30 calorie row, 30 burpees, 30 wall balls, 30 kettlebell swings, 30 push press, and 30 pull ups, for time. It was a real blast, especially after a very intense fifteen-hour work day. When I finished the wod both of my arms ached like a toothache. I immediately went to the store to pick up some ibuprofen, downed a protein shake, and iced both my arms.
What I didn’t realize and what I’m learning is that peak performance requires good nutrition, training, and lots of recovery. Most of us don’t get enough sleep nor do we rest enough between times when we are burning tons of energy. Everything has a rhythm. Why not enjoy your rest.