Wednesday, May 15, 2013
I went for a walk at lunch today, but it was a short, slow walk. As I was changing my clothes I realized I was wearing a Wonderbra - no running today! It was difficult to get myself out the door. I found all kinds of plausible excuses to not walk. But I have pledged to walk every day at lunch. So I did.
My desk calendar has a mileage suggestion on every Saturday. Last weekend, I was supposed to ride 45 miles (or hills - hills are always an option). I managed 32 on a route with some hills. (One I walked up part of the way.) I look at next month, and the weekend before the surgery, I'm supposed to ride 57 miles.
There's a part of me that wants to chuck all my plans out the window and slack off until after surgery. I'm pushing back against that desire. I know that I will feel better post-op if I stick to my routine pre-op. But I still have a nagging voice asking, "What's the point?"
Maybe I'm just tired. Perhaps I'll actually get to bed early tonight and catch up on some sleep. No matter what, though, I will work out tomorrow. It's what I do, and it's worth it.