Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Here I am at 6:48 in the morning, sitting on my duff on the couch. I've been browsing the internet for an hour now. I got up at 5:45 with the intent to do some strength training or study for my last midterm today and I have done neither. I feel exhausted, like no amount of sleep and coffee will get me going. It goes bone deep and I feel it mostly in my legs.
I do so much during the days it's hard to remind myself sometimes that I should do more work on top of it to get fit for the race next summer. Yesterday my fitbit entry was 265 minutes and I was under 10,000 steps and it was a slow day at work. It's hard to tell myself this morning with my burning quads and glutes to get up and do the skinny jeans workout.
I will say that I have found something out about myself over the past three weeks, though: if this was running instead of strength training, I would be out there running right now. 27 degrees out and dark? MOAR LAYERS!! I've been really enjoying running, even when I feel like I do right now and I know I'll be going out tomorrow. (It's good I know this now because I'm half an hour short of fully booked tonight.)
I think that I need to start taking care of myself more. I've been better about it over the past couple years. I'll no longer work seven days a week for two months straight because I demanded Fridays to myself. But Fridays aren't enough to take care of household errands and I'm starting to realize why weekends are two days long. I'm thinking I might quit my second job that takes up Saturday mornings if our budget can handle it.
The thing is, I love that job. And I've been re-offered my other favorite job from last year again and they're willing to work with my schedule. Honestly, the extra income would be nice.
After typing all this up, I've come to a conclusion: I need a massage. Or an acupuncture appointment. Or both, haha. At least I'm getting chiropractic now. I promise, I am actually getting better at taking care of myself, it's just that my setpoint was really low.
I'm going to set out my weights next to my computer so that when I get home for dinner, I'll do my lifting. That way I get it done after school and before work. I'll find a way to make this work and I'll love it just like I came to love running.