I’m going to say it: sometimes, we have to bonk.
Z Definition of “Bonk”- /bäNGk/: The moment during a workout that you wish you were doing something else. Can be caused by exercise exhaustion, physical or mental fatigue or stress, girlfriends, co-workers, un-friendly/bitey yet “cuddly” puppies, and shoelaces that refuse to stay tied. “Bonking” = the opposite of “Beasting”.
It can be a tough lesson to learn if you love being competitive, or if you’re recovering from a injury. Some of my best and worst runs I’ve ever had were after taking a long break from running.The two most important thoughts to take from a bonked run are easy:
1) Don’t get discouraged! Patience is required for all sports when it comes to strategy, body maintenance, and planning. Consciously categorizing a bonked run into a “practice hour in patience”, during the run, can be an excellent method to survive session.
2) Have a back-up outlet for yourself! Utilize another passion to save the day- reading, movies, music, social hour with friends, etc. – don’t rely on exercise to always clear your mind, especially if you train more than 4 days/week.
The video below is how I handled my “bonkness” today.
Get beastly, friends!