I always love the surge in strength that I feel after a planned week away. For years, I thought that taking a week off would make me weak, as if all the hard-earned muscle would just melt away in those seven days. And as a result, I used to have a ton of anxiety about having to take time away from running or the gym. Now, I welcome it. Because when I’m able to get back to it, my body is well-rested and ready to prove that it’s capable of more than I imagined.
It’s physiology, my friends. Rest, when taken strategically and intentionally, can be really great for your body and your progress. Don’t fear it. Everything you’ve worked to create for months, years, etc. won’t be erased in a week. We have to believe that our efforts simply aren’t that fleeting and fragile.
So this week, in honor of my strong desire to crush it, I assembled a playlist of my favorite workout songs — the jams that get me PUMPED and ready to beast mode my training sessions. Today, I’m sharing this playlist with you for #favethingsfriday. You can check it out on Spotify HERE.
What songs get you pumped?