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Exhausted.. Need water? Relaxation?

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Here's my Facebook post earlier this week:
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No water working at my house? No problem. I'll get up early and exercise then shower at the gym! :::SOLUTION!!:::
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e..zzzzz. Getting up early, but later than I wanted.. Who's dumb idea was this?!?!?
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------------[WolfKitty] (This is exactly how it goes.)
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So I'm not working 68 hours this week like last week, and yet I almost feel like I'm MORE tired. Yes, the stress of having new co-workers is something; but is slowly improving.

It's easier for me to power up a hill than take it slowly. I can run pretty fast for a sprint, faster than expected... or I can run for a long long time at a steady pace... I can do these things partially because it doesn't catch up with me until I slow down or stop.

I used to notice it on the elliptical in the gym. My heart rate would miraculously not even rise that much when I hit the peak of my interval training - it wasn't until the intensity started coming back down that my BMP would sky-rocket.

And it feels like that is what happens to me in other ways, other challenges, other stresses, too. I'm more tired than when it was at its worst. I'm less happy, and everything feels like it takes more effort. I need a long recovery.

But at the same time, my sleep has been interrupted or not strong, and my hydration has been questionable. I can't blame everything on my environment because I need to be taking care of me.

I don't expect to do it all- who am I kidding? Yes, I do! I certainly do expect a lot from myself. Not because I think I'm perfect, but because I believe that I have to perform well. But maybe I just need to think it all out through my fingertips by typing this, because what I need most is to take care of myself if I really want to perform at a high level. If I can't accept less in my results, then I shouldn't accept any less in my habits.

Step 1 is hydration.
Step 2 is movement.
Step 3 is smaller, more frequent meals; and no more long stretches without. "Fasting" of any kind really doesn't benefit me in the long run.

I'm in it for the long run, not the burn-out.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DDOORN 3/16/2013 10:56PM

    It never ends...all the ins & outs of what we find works best for ourselves...! Kudos to your perseverance!


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HIPPICHICK1 3/15/2013 12:22PM

    Great blog!
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LJCANNON 3/15/2013 12:14PM

    emoticon Sometimes by the time you get to the end of a Blog, you have Answered Your Own Question. That is one of the reasons Blogging can be such an Important Tool on this Journey!
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JESPAH 3/15/2013 11:37AM

    I think - like a lotta people - it's the recovery time that gets ya. You're able to perform (and at peak, for that matter), but then, once you're able to relax, you're all in.

You can do this.

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MERRY_XMAS 3/15/2013 8:59AM

    One step at a time and you will reach your destination... I'm a perfectionist, too, so I know the feeling... but we must keep telling ourselves that we CAN and SHOULD make mistakes as long as we learn from them.


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MCJULIEO 3/15/2013 3:27AM

    Good blog. Good reminders.

Hope today goes better!

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WENDYM29 3/15/2013 12:09AM

    I enjoyed reading your blog. I especially liked your point about how you should expect the same from your habits as your results. I am in it for the long run too!
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