Just a quick update on my virtual marathon status. ,Distanced to date is:
04/18/11- 6.5 miles (check out the video here)
04/19/11- 2.9 miles
04/20/11- 5.5 miles
04/21/11- spent an hour walking, but forgot to turn on the step counter, so I couldn’t record it. Ugh.
04/22/11- 5.5 miles
04/23/11- 5.6 miles
04/25/11- 6.1 miles
04/26/11- 5.2 miles
04/27/11- 5.4 miles
04/28/11- 5.6 miles
04/29/11- 4.6 miles
Total- 52.9 miles
Woot, I actually achieved a double marathon, which is equivalent to 52.4 miles.
On Monday, I got up at 5 a.m., instead of my usual 7:30 a.m. That morning, the early rising was prompted by a wet toddler who wanted fresh bed sheets. After changing her bed, I attempted to go back to sleep and couldn’t. I figured, if I was awake, I may as well go ahead and get my exercising done for the day. As the morning passed, I realized how nice it was to have the exercising out of the way BEFORE the kidlets got up for the day. So, I decided to do it again on Tuesday.
Tuesday morning was a real mental struggle. After getting up to the prompting of my cell phone alarm, I stood in our darkened bathroom and wavered, for nearly ten minutes, about going back to bed. Finally, I told myself, “This is an investment in your future!” and went downstairs to get on the elliptical. Wednesday morning I wavered momentarily, but then resolutely got up and went downstairs. Yesterday, I got up without any difficulty. In fact, I actually woke up a few minutes before my cell phone started vibrating.
But then yesterday afternoon, I hit the wall. As I stood at the stove preparing dinner, I felt like I could crawl in bed and sleep forever. After dinner, I needed to prepare salad for today, so I stood chopping vegetables and briefly considered using toothpicks to hold my eyelids open. I absolutely felt drained. It was all I could do to stay up until it was time to put the kids to bed, and when my head hit the pillow, it was lights out in my mind.
This morning, when the alarm went off, I got up willingly, but still feel the residual of yesterday’s energy slump.
I normally take Sunday’s off from exercising. However, part of the virtual marathon is the commitment to complete at least 1K on 05/01/11, which is Sunday. Hubs is working the sound board at church on Sunday, which means we have to be there by 8 a.m. Which means, I have to get up, get exercised, and get a move on. So, I am taking Saturday off instead. Which means I get to sleep in tomorrow. And I can’t wait!
My luck, I will wake up automatically without the alarm. Here’s hoping I don’t!
What do you do when you hit an energy slump from exercising?