That's what I feel like today. It finally happened. I finally crashed and my body insisted that I rest. I haven't felt great in some time now. I kept pushing through it, realizing that my workouts were not the quality that they have been in the past. I pushed through while camping, getting very little sleep, and pushed back into a new week yesterday. After my sub-par run yesterday morning, I didn't even make it to the pool. I left work yesterday feeling like I very well could fall asleep during the 20 min drive home. But I made it, and I did some house cleaning and then laid down on the couch at 6:30 p.m. I woke up to stumble to the bed at 10:30 p.m. and went back out immediately. The next thing I knew it was 4:30 a.m., and I felt like a brand new person!
E.B. and I had a great 25 mile ride this morning, and then I went and did lunges, leg press, hamstring curls, leg extensions, butterflies, upright row, bent arm pull-down, abs and back extensions. And how I know that I am rested and revived is because I did not dread it. I enjoyed it again! Depriving myself of rest and sleep not only affects me physically, but mentally as well. Nine times out of 10, it is a lack of sleep that can be blamed when I am low on motivation. Lesson learned. Again.
I hit a dog this morning on my bike. We were riding along, around 19 mph, when this little pug nosed looking dog comes charging out of nowhere and just never stops. I saw it coming, and I yelled(a not-so-nice word) and braced myself...and...
...following by lots of yelping
Too bad little dog....I hate it for him (no I don't), but he picked the wrong biker to pick on this morning. I was not eating pavement again, this soon, if I could possibly help it.
1 year ago