My #FavouriteThing today was sleep. I’m STILL trying to kick this migraine. It’s not as bad as it was for the first 3 days, but it’s still quite painful and exhausting. My dear, sweet neighbour friend drive carpool for me yet again this morning, and I woke up at about 2:00 pm. So, clearly my body is needing 12-14 hours of sleep a night. And today I got very little done, but I did manage to get a lot of sleep that my body so badly needs right now.
I also appreciated some recognition that I had today. An ah-ha moment. Since late November, my running program has been sporadic, at best. I had bronchitis. I hurt my foot. I didn’t have time. Turns out I really hate running in cold, cold weather (once it gets below about 8-10 degrees Celcius, it stops being enjoyable for me to run outdoors, and I have no interest in the treadmill.) I’ve had a migraine. In fact, I’ve had a lot of migraines. Lots of reasons which collectively became excuses. And what I saw very clearly today is that my general motivation in day to day life has deteriorated right along with my exercise program. I am more tired and lethargic all the time. So whether running outside in 2 degree weather seems like fun or not, I have to get moving. I have a basement that we turned into a dance/exercise studio in the fall, and a plethora of exercise videos on DVD and Apple TV (iTunes.) I just got my gym membership reinstated last week. So whether in running or not, I see very clearly that for my MENTAL health, if not my physical health, I need to be exercising far more regularly than I have been the last 3 months. I don’t want to head back into the great state of Depression, and I know myself well enough to know that this is what the very, very early stages of it looks like for me. But this is the point where I think maybe I know how to change course now, for me, in this body. So it’s time for an experiment. An experiment in movement.
What was your favourite thing today?