And possibly off my rocker, as well. 🙂
Every doctor on the planet has been telling me to “take it easy;” “don’t overdo it;” “rest;” “relax;” “don’t do anything strenuous.”
Can I be really honest here?
I feel like garbage. I am sore, achy, headachy and tired ALL THE TIME! Add to that some nausea and dizziness, the endless hot flashes that prevent me from getting a solid night’s sleep, and I am starting to feel like my own Great Grandmother (and she passed 20 years ago). Grrrrrr….
Can you tell this makes me cranky?
I BROKE THE RULES TODAY.
There, I confessed. I felt crummy and I decided I could keep “taking it easy” or do a tiny bit of yoga (which is the only activity I’ve really been encouraged to do), or I could throw caution to the wind and do what I want to do: run.
For those of you who are thinking of those “run five miles per day” olden days of mind — No, that is not what I did. I got on a treadmill in an airconditioned room and set a nice, slow, jogging page. I listened to some music and just felt my body awaken again.
And after that brief awakening, I felt it crash again. But that’s okay.
I haven’t had an endorphin rush from running in 15 months. Not that I have been counting or anything. 🙂 I felt that little rush hit me, and (I kid you not) I started crying. This scared the dogs a little, as they were watching me run. Suddenly, I was jogging and crying at the same time. And I don’t mean little dainty sniffles, either. Great big gulping sobs. Yep, that was me.
So, I stopped when my body said to stop. I have stretched and I am incredibly hydrated. And, guess what?
I don’t feel as crummy as I did just two hours ago.
Now, I can go ahead and catch up on my Adventurous April blog for week three (I am a day late), and generally feeling a little more cheerful.
Blessings to you all…xoxo