I’ve written before about how Thursday is the Official Day of Getting Nothing Done. I finally figured out why. It’s because I don’t take time to rest on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. By Thursday, I am wiped out. My body and my mind tell me I can forget whatever I have planned; it’s not going to happen.
What this means, from both a life and a fitness perspective, is that pacing makes the difference. We don’t finish a marathon or a triathlon or a century ride by going at top speed from the beginning; we choose a pace that can be maintained over the long haul.
Fitness does not occur in a single day (more’s the pity…). Weight does not come off immediately. Trying to do it all in one fell swoop leads to Thursday-ness. Let’s be smart about things and take our time. Or at least stop expecting things to happen on Thursday.