It’s April and I’m really excited about spring and summer. Warmer temps, longer days, and more sunshine. What’s not to like about that?!
These past few weeks I’ve had the opportunity to witness Mother Nature play her wonderful tricks on us while looking out my windows. Many of you may know that I am blessed and fortunate to live on one of the 944 lakes in NH. As such, I get to watch the ice slowly melt and turn to the ever-dangerous “black ice” before eventually breaking up and melting. Some years it seems like an overnight occurrence. Other years, it seems like the process takes several weeks. Regardless, when it is finally “ice out” we know that spring is officially here!
But not so fast! This morning it was in the low 20s again, and a skim of ice was evident on the surface of the lake. Do you ever feel like you are on a roller coaster? In New England that’s not necessarily a foreign concept. Mark Twain once said, “If you don’t like the weather in New England now just wait a few minutes.”
With spring in the air though, we all tend to get excited about the many activities that spring time and good weather bring. Unlike the weather though, what I don’t want to see is YOU on the roller coaster ride of entering into a new activity too abruptly or aggressively.
Be careful. Listen to your body. Learn to “hear” what your body is telling you and make adjustments, so you don’t overdo it. Over training not only causes damage to your tissues, it can also damage your opportunity to perform at your best and ultimately ENJOY the activities you are so excited to resume.