Sunday Running Report & Balance: learning to rest

Biggest loseerThis week I continued the Find Your Balance in February Challenge.  In addition to my running challenge [run/walk at least 2 miles everyday] I also try to do one healthy thing every day in an effort to live a healthier lifestyle. This week I needed a lot of rest.  It was very hard for me to slow down and just let go of the things I needed to do.   I only got one run in but it was a good one.

Sunday: Walked  1 mile each way to and from yoga.

Monday: Made chickpea burgers and coconut tortillas

Tuesday: Walked 1 mile 2 and from yoga 

Wednesday: Pilates class and walked  1 mile each way to and from yoga.

Thursday: Rest.

Friday: Run 4 miles.

Saturday: Rested and tried carrot and rice soup.

Overall this week was a learning experience.  I tried coconut yogurt for the first time.  I will be working on the recipe some more.  My mom loves it, I don’t.  My Friday run was not as fast as last week but I still felt good.  I also feel better overall having taken the time to rest.

How to you convince yourself to rest?

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About Monetta

*200hr certified yoga teacher *owns and operates Sayana Yoga in St Lucia. *2015 St Lucia Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award


  1. Yum…coconut yogurt sounds really good! 🙂 When I need to slow down and rest, I try to do something relaxing to distract myself such as crocheting or watching a video on the computer. I also try to take half hour naps every day. It usually works with getting some energy back. 🙂

  2. I’m not a fan of yoghurt but I love anything with coconut. It must taste great! When I need to rest I would normally listen to some soothing music and relax or I browse Pinterest to keep up with the latest natural hair trends.

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