Monday, August 02, 2010
After attending the family BBQ and getting home in the wee hours of the morning, I was not able to ride yesterday. I have not been sleeping well - let me rephrase I can fall asleep at night. As a matter of fact the moment my head hits the pillow I'm already falling asleep, I just can't seem to sleep past 5 or 6 hours, my body wants to but my brain is constantly thinking about things I want and need to accomplish.
I debated most of the morning but in the end I realized I was in no condition to ride my bike, besides the pain in my right knee was not subsiding. But I made sure not to lounge around watching TV all day. I cleaned my apartment, did laundry, walked Rusty a little longer then usual. Had to ice my knee last night & take an anti inflammatory pill last night, thank goodness I begin Physical therapy this week.
Last night I made the decision to wear my knee brace while I ride, I'm going to do this! Got up & fed my Dog & Cat, walked Rusty (my Yorkie) came back and that's when I realized I set the alarm 1/2 an hour later than I like ugh! I quickly had to silence the excuses that were pouring out as to why I shouldn't ride now cause I woke up late. Made sure I had my knee brace on and walked out before I could convince myself not to go.
I certainly felt the burn & definitely paying the price for this weekend and I was happy that I made the decision to wear my brace. I was more alert since I had a late start there are more cars out & folks rushing to get to work. I pushed myself today and I've noticed that I'm starting to build my endurance at a slow pace but I'm happy to see some progress and it's enough to keep me going.
In the end, I was proud of myself for sticking to my plan and going out riding today! I feel good about myself and the icing on the cake is that I'm starting to see the weight come off. I am beginning to have a renewed sense of determination and making sure all my hard work does not go in vein. I am starting to make better decisions on what I eat and taking longer walks to make sure I continue to meet my 10,000 steps a day.
Have a great Monday!