Over 3 weeks ago I got a nasty cold and till today I still haven’t recovered a 100%. Helen mentioned in her comment on my last post that it’s partly due because I kept going without taking the time to rest and heal and I believe that’s true.
But I’ve had enough of this because it’s effecting mostly my personal life. I give a 100% at work which leaves me tired at night.
I didn’t want to run the past 3 weeks and either skipped or shortened runs. In fact I don’t love running very much at the moment because every run is a struggle.
I didn’t want to cross training and skipped more workouts than I wanted too.
Even little things as taking a walk of at least 30 minutes a day with Bella I don’t enjoy very much.
Every week I make a meal planning for the next week, but the past two weeks I can’t find the inspiration and motivation to look up recipes and make only easy things.
It’s obvious something has got to change to get me out of this “depression” and I need to recover 100%. Next Friday is my regular day off work and yesterday evening I decided to ask my manager if I could get a vacation day tomorrow too which gives me a long weekend of 4 days. He’s always easy and agreed to this.
I’m going to use these 4 days to recharge myself again. It’s not that I’m not going to do nothing, I need to do some cleaning, I want to workout a few times and I have a 15K with Amy planned on Sunday. But not having to go to work is a big plus!
I also planned some fun things/appointments for the next month, starting with visiting friends Friday night, whom we haven’t seen in 3 months or so.
I didn’t do anything on Monday (official rest day) and yesterday. This morning I went out for a run but couldn’t push myself and stopped after 3K. After work I decided to do a DVD workout. I did Chalean Extreme, push circuit 1. I’ve done 2 workouts so far and I really like them. It’s weight training only, no cardio. I like this much more than having to go to the gym to lift weights.
Quarterpounder, whole wheat rice, mixed steamed green vegetables.
“Nasi” (Chinese rice dish).
Chicken breast in pesto sauce with mushrooms, baked potatoes.
365 days photo challenge 2011
Day 269 – Monday September 26
R. has finished his race season and won 4 trophy’s this season. I’m proud of my man.
Day 270 – Tuesday September 27
Another nice house in my village.
Day 271 – Wednesday September
Ducks, lots of ducks.