This is a very subjective question. It’s different for everyone because everybody is different.
I know I’ve been doing a lot lately, maybe even more than is good for my body. This is (hopefully) going to be a 50 mile week for me and I’m juggling that with multiple zumba classes and yoga classes. It’s a lot, there’s no denying it. And my body is feeling it for sure.
After this week, I won’t be doing quite as much activity. I’m exhausted from all of it. The early morning runs followed by work all day… I don’t know how some of you do it! Once I get back to school, my schedule will settle down to just running and maybe yoga once a week or so. There certainly won’t be any more daily doubles. I know some people can do it, but I’m not one of them. Even now that I’m fueling myself properly and working to become less obsessive, I still can’t. I missed out on a lot of social things this break because I didn’t want to miss zumba or couldn’t fall short on mileage; it left very little extra time for me this vacation. I don’t think I spent more than a few hours just doing nothing all day very much at all (unless you count the internship, but that just left me more tired).
So if my body couldn’t physically handle all of this, then why did I do it? Because I hate being home with nothing to do or look forward to. It made me happy to be working out all the time since it’s something I honestly enjoy doing. Zumba is literally something I look forward to all week long when I’m home. I love going to see all my 60-year old friends on Tuesday nights. I love the energy in the room. I feed off of it. It’s the one thing that I get excited for when a vacation nears, besides seeing my family. My town holds no appeal for me anymore and since most of my friends have moved on, those classes are something I do for myself.
I’m happy to say that I made it through this vacation injury free and I’m certainly in some of the best shape of my life, but I won’t be continuing the hours upon hours of workouts I’ve been doing on a daily basis.
Just running. Simple as that.
How much is too much for you? Do you find yourself getting caught up in it sometimes?