Slowing down is essential to building speed. What I mean again is the importance of recovery, specifically activities like yoga.
This morning, Brittany began class with a twist on the yoga teacher cliché “let go of whatever doesn’t serve you.” Instead, find the grace in what didn’t serve you. (Really, this is the faith-building quality of suffering.) Her class is always active and intense, but today more than usual she called us to focus and hold each posture. Choose form over speed.
My day ended with another form of recovery: a mani-pedi! Pedicures are though as a runner because I know I put my feet through a lot–and they’ll be right back in running shoes soon–but I also want to wear sandals in summer. Taking these moments to rest help me build up the strength for when I need to push myself.