(Rest or Cross Training)
Last night was a horrible night for sleep. I had the creepy crawlies all night. I didn’t have caffeine before bed and my neuropathy has been pretty quiet lately. I’m sure at some point it caused some mental warfare and my frustration over the restlessness created a big fat circle of never-going-to-get-to-sleep anxiety. This morning I hit snooze at 4:49, then hit it again at 4:59 then my husband mumbled “Don’t you need to get going so you can get your bike?” And I wanted to verbally punch him because I was tired. TIRED! But I checked myself, I’ve come a long way, and realized that he is trying to be supportive. He starts my car in the morning, he goes back to bed but he starts my car so adjusting my attitude was necessary.
About 10 minutes into spinning I wonder what the heck I’m doing there. This isn’t a new phenomenon, it’s happens every class. My hips and back are still stiff and my wrists hate it and my quads are starting to burn. I wonder if the people next to me can hear me randomly sing along with whatever song is playing (except the country one) because it helps me work through the suck that is getting up whatever hill we’re climbing…and the next one. I’m momentarily concerned if it bothers them but then I think it can’t be worse than the 2 ladies in the back carrying on a very loud conversation throughout the entire class. How hard are they working anyway? I notice they chose the back row, that’s interesting. I make it through the class having tested out gear 14, it was a tiny touch at gear 14…tiny…but I’m counting it…and having spun myself 24.5 miles to nowhere in 59 minutes.
Today was day one of diet revamp. I kept it under 1800 calories and only felt a mild sensation of my head spinning and the beginnings of a guttural voice emerging from the bowels of my body. (Hm. That reads differently then it played out in my head…but I’m leaving it.) I’m still heavy on the carbs, I need to adjust that somehow but we’re trying to use what we have in the house right now. One day at a time.
Tomorrow is a 3 mile run….whoo…looking forward to it. Not.