"All you need is deep within you waiting to unfold, and reveal itself. All you have to do is be still and take time to seek for what is within, and you will surely find it."
The way I was feeling this weekend doesn't happen often, but when it does, it usually leads to a day of barely doing anything other than meals, taking naps and reading. I am generally a very high energy person, but ever since I got sick, I've had to deal with off days a little more often. Usually, they are related to an exacerbation of the asthma, or some medication side-effect or a withdrawal symptom. Still, it had been a while...
Saturday morning, we went for our 3K run and I found it difficult, I was feeling tired. I then went to get my god-daughter and we went to the movies to see The Toothfairy...the main theme was:
"You've got to have dreams" :)
After the movie, I needed a nap and after a nice dinner, I took a warm bath (reading my latest book) and went to bed early. Still, I was feeling awful this morning, very tired and low energy (Cee if you are reading this, I plan on being in touch with you today so you can check my energy). I had lunch, then I took an hour-long nap and felt a bit better. Here's the thing, usually, there is no way I would have even considered doing something physical when I feel this way. However, having caught the running bug and because uber hubby was feeling enthusiastic about the run (that's one big advantage of running with my husband), I decided to give it a go. We had 7K planned on our training program today and thank goodness it was considered a long run and we were to use the 10:1 method. We were planning on running along the river to the fort, which is the most beautiful route, but once by the river we were freezing, it was the WIND I hate wind, I'm totally with Laurel on this one.
By the river before we switched circuits!
As mentioned, we had to change our route. I could sure have used a Garmin today. We decided to go do our 3K circuit twice, because it was all among the houses, so less wind. Plus, what we'd already done, which we figured was at least 1K.
Going up a hill :)
Yup, I did it! Sometimes you just have no idea what you can accomplish. Deep down inside, I still had more energy than I imagined considering how awful I felt this morning. Bonus, now that the run is over, I am actually feeling better!
Now off to continue my book: "A Test of Will" by Warren Macdonald (this man is the first double above-the-knee amputee to reach the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro.)
Hope you had a great weekend!