I once heard one of the trainers tell one of my fitness comrades that it was important to have a day off once in a while to let the muscles recover and strengthen. I am a BIG believer in that. Even moreso now I have developed sore knees. I think this is as a result of overdoing squats, or overdoing squats wrongly at least. Either that or it is lunges I am overdoing or overdoing wrongly. But it is something knee related.
When I was meant to be holding a squat for an ETERNITY and took a break, he asks, “What’s going on there?” I replied, “Knee anxiety…” and he says “Now I’ve heard it all.”
So today I am having a day off.
I tried to fabricate a day that one might imagine one might have during a career break. So I did a round of Tesco, took myself for a coffee and went shopping for bargains.
In Tesco I only wanted to get dishwasher tabs and J-cloths. I spent about £50 and bought neither. Forgot, until I was through the checkout. Easily done.
In Starbucks I felt like a fish out of cultural water. I find myself unable to use their nomenclature for drink size. She asks “What size for your tea?” and I look at the board and think, nope, can’t do it. “Small.”
Schuh don’t have the boots I want and I can’t bring myself to buy trail shoes for training, even though I need trail shoes for training. I can’t bring myself to buy shoes that I know I will wreck in a single evening.
Maybe I am just not cut out for shopping.
I’ll maybe practise the ‘going for a coffee’ thing, although I don’t ever think I could order anything “tall” or “grande” or whatever ‘large’is these days.