I’m sure at one time or another you have been under the weather and might have questioned whether you should be training or not. Of course, if you’re really sick where it’s just a struggle to function normally, then it’s crystal clear you should have your feet up relaxing. However, if the illness is less severe and there is a chance to train, then the waters can surely get a little murky. Often in situations where clarity is lacking you can easily fall prey to your over eagerness for more progress and your fear of regression. Like you, I’m not one who wants to take a step back, especially if I’m riding a good-sized wave of momentum. Thus, it’s tough to skip training sessions even when I know it’s the right decision to make. I’d say probably 90% of the time, I recommend to my athletes to take a step back in order to take two steps forward, even if they feel like they can actually get in there and train. As a matter of fact, I happen to be under the weather myself and I decided to jump off my surfboard even though I’ve been riding a magnificent wave as of late. In the video below, I explain the reasoning behind the decision and the context that led up to it. Hopefully it can provide some insight and potentially help you with your decision-making process the next time you find yourself under the weather, but of course, I wish you nothing but sunshine!
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