Snow day! It was called last night at 7 pm. This is huge. Usually, if there is a snow day called I get the notification at 5 am because they wait to make sure there is no possible way to stay open. That should give you a hint of the giant chunk of snow that fell. As my dear friend said, “it’s the universe gift to you for your birthday!” Good omen for a good year?
Anyway, we are here to talk wellness from this past week.
The first part of last week was pretty stressful. I did some tapping & was pleased to see it helped. The days went by quickly as I had twice the number of meetings during the week as before. I also felt really productive this week, which is always nice.
Friday was an anxious morning. I had bad dreams the night before & didn’t get to see some of my usual suspects who help ease some of it. Instead, I broke down to office mate within 5 minutes of him coming to the office. Don’t you wish you could share an office with me?!
Last, the whole birthday thing… It’s looming (tomorrow!!) & filling my mind with all kinds of doubts, big plans, angst, & being grateful to be around to see this day again. However, it dawned on me that I’m now officially old enough to have a midlife crisis. An actual MID-LIFE crisis-whaaa?!?!
I worked out 5 days last week! I have no idea when the last time this happened. Years?! Monday was 3.5 miles-3 on the treadmill & a 1/2 mile around campus. Tuesday was the same scenario/mileage. Remember? I don’t do Monday work outs. Eww-gross. So, my actions were worthy of these honorable mentions. Wed, dinner & Thursday was another rest day. I had no juice in the tank. Friday looked to be the same-I was even in my running skirt but the couch was so inviting & Simon so snuggly. BUT I made it, for 2 miles.
Science experiment: see the details here. I followed through. Announcing it to you all was a big help, office mate knew & wanted an update & my sister called to get some details. Saturday-5 miles & most of those were running. I put 1/2 of my running clothes on straight-away, only drank 1/2 of my coffee & then magically enough was on the tready. My stomach seemed to do pretty well with this plan. I was hungry afterward & downed 2 hard-boiled eggs quickly. Too much for the ol’tum for a couple of hours. I was really productive for the rest of the day, too. Laundry, dishes, kitchen cleaning, energy bite making, Old Navy run & vacuuming.
Sunday. I definitely had less enthusiasm for the experiment & I drew out my 1/2 cup of coffee for longer than I should’ve! Nevertheless, as I was in 1/2 of my running gear, I got on the treadmill. I wasn’t feeling good enough for running, so I walked 5 miles instead. I did feel better after the walking session. And it made 19 miles for the week! Wahoo! I’ve made some good progress the last 3 weeks: 7 miles, 10 & now 19. I’m pleased. 31 miles for January!
The experiment was a success. I’m going to give it a go for the next few wkends to see if this is real change and a real help to my health. Yep, I did learn something in those bio classes – repeat those experiments.
No swimming though, as I’d hoped. Part of it was I just too cold to want to get all wet in a pool. Then there is this 8k on Saturday. So I concentrated on running. I also did better with following my combo diets so while I don’t feel excellent it was much better than the week prior. Progress? Better follow-through? I’m playing it safe for a while in regards to food-apparently gut healing takes some time. Must heal the tummy!!