Ah the last day of January, and my thaw came yesterday in the form of a much needed rest. I am lucky to have today off and intend to rest as soon as I get my jobs done. My bones hurt, my body was sore, arms, shoulders, back, legs and knees, and a bath last night made me feel amazing. For three minutes. Canned BJJ for this week until my arm heals properly but everything else needs it as well. Needing a break; recuperation. January has been full on.
February will be too, so this week, we shall do our de-load workouts and take it easy before everything starts again and the madness of a holiday takes over. Can’t wait for that. Less of a thaw maybe, as I’ve felt I’ve nailed January pretty well, as best I could anyway and taking a little time off is something I need to be better at. It’s just as important. It has by no means been a slack winter, December was similar and I intend to keep the pressure going. However, I do recognise the need for rest and today, and this week, will be focussed on that. As January leaves the strength, the desire and the will returns.