After competing in my second competition and fresh off the Crossfit Open, a week of rest was a good idea. Anyone that’s reasonably committed to their health and fitness will tell you It’s hard to relax when you’re constantly in the mindset of incorporating physical activity into your day. Tough shit, relax. It’s good for you. And, fall off the healthy eating wagon; and, fall hard. I’m not suggesting you “main line” bacon grease or Jack Daniels like Nikki Six of Motley Crue, but seriously: go on vacation, and consume what you want. I want you to be a little ashamed. My guess is the calories probably do you good and you really don’t fall off the wagon as hard. For me, I feel so ready to come back and start crushing my nutrition and workouts, the break is activating. As a confession, I did a workout on Day 2 at the hotel, but that was all. I shook the workout bug and just relaxed for the rest of of the trip.
View from offshore of Panama City
The wife and I took a trip to Panama this past week and it was just what the doctor ordered. We visited Panama City and Boquete. Panama is a great place to visit, especially for those a little scared of traveling. Panama City is like any other western city and contains all the conveniences you’ve come to expect in large city (tons of cabs, people speak enough English, currency is USD, easy direct flights all over the county).
Liter of beer at Baru Restaurant (Boquete, Panama)
A little activity isn’t a bad thing, my wife and I walked a ton throughout Panama City and Boquete. Certainly not a caloric offset for the obscene amount of Patacones I consumed (might need a sprint triathlon for that), but enough that the blood was moving…a little.
So hey, relax, recovery and come back ready to kick some ass.