On Saturday, I decided to go full boar. Despite Friday being a gym day, I went and used the treadmill for the first time since…well, years. The experience was so enjoyable, so surreal, I went longer and harder than I would ever have expected. Logging about 2.5 miles in 30 minutes made me smile, but the next morning, boy oh boy, my body was paying for it. Sunday I spent nursing my, “injury,” and wishing that stiffness and a sore Achilles was a temporary issue at worst. Today, aka, Monday, I spent feeling only slightly better and still wishing that I had used a bit more restraint. While I thoroughly enjoyed my time on the treadmill, I should have realized there may be downstream consequences of my actions.
Why share this mildly embarrassing story about how I hurt myself getting too excited about aerobic exercise?
Simple. We all get excited about the new marketing tactic, the new shiny toy…and sometimes, that excitement can backfire. Tomorrow, with my tendons stretched and feeling better, I’m going to hit the elliptical. Craving progress is one thing, however, measured, consistent progress is something else entirely for most companies. My team and I are passionate about the marathon, not the sprint; feel free to get in touch, as I’m excited about the future we can craft together.