14 weeks, 5 days. February 2, 2017.
Groundhog Day! And the groundhog saw his shadow. At least this week actually feels like winter-ish. I’ve had some winter days of negative actual temperatures, so these days of 20-something degrees are pretty warm. It’s looking like some good snow for easy xc skiing (we’ve been waiting for snow!) this weekend.
I’m feeling much better! No head or face aches today. I haven’t had to blow my nose yet today. However, I overslept. I couldn’t fall asleep until after 1:30am. I’m just uncomfortable at night and it takes a while to figure out how to fall asleep. But then I sleep pretty soundly, generally speaking. I slept until 8:30, because I am an expert at turning off my alarm while I sleep. Good thing my job doesn’t depend on me being punctual. Of course, now I have to work super late, but whatever. At least I have that option.
However, I’ve been pondering a few things. I’m just not exercising enough. I haven’t run in one week. I’ve barely exercised this week. And it was fine while I was sick, but now I’m restless again. Fortunately, I have a sit-to-stand desk at work, so I won’t go completely insane today. But, I need to figure out how to exercise more. Does it mean running almost every day, even if it’s only 2 miles? Most of the time running doesn’t feel great. In that way, maybe I’m just being too easy on myself. It’s so hard to figure it out: am I being a wimp, or am I being smart? I’m not sure. But I’m definitely getting restless these days. AND, coming full circle, that is probably why I cannot sleep. And I feel a bit lost without my running. Like, clearly, a part of me is missing. Sigh. This is the least I’ve ever run. Other exercise just doesn’t cut it for me. Maybe I should just try running more, and not giving up. Run/walk is better than no run at all. Any advice?