I used to refuse to take days off from running.

I always wanted to keep the streak alive.

I’ve learned and grown wiser.

Time off serves a purpose. Its important. It’s essential. It’s beneficial. Rest and recovery is important to high performance.

Take a day off. Take multiple days off. Take time off. Our body and mind need it.

Recharge. We’ll come back fresher and stronger. We’ll come back with more energy and enthusiasm. We’ll be more motivated. We’ll be chomping at the bit to get back.

Discipline is the ability to push ourselves. It’s also the ability to hold ourselves back.

Do something kind for our mind and body. They’ll thank us for it.

Give our body a break from the stress. Stop beating our body down. Let it repair itself. Let it rejuvenate and replenish. It’s refreshing.

So go ahead. Kick your feet up. Rest and relax.