I guess I was due a flake day.
Thursday after work, I just wasn't feeling it. I didn't want to be at the gym, so I ran 2 miles on the treadmill, did some sit ups, leg lifts and a few heavy back sets and left. I just couldn't do it, I didn't want to lift feeling that unmotivated. I felt "off" all night, so I planned to wake up early Friday and run.
Run or sleep...
6 a.m. I still wasn't feeling it, I went back to dream land and the next thing I knew it was 8:00 a.m. I ate an oatmeal raisin cookie and contemplated...
It was only 80 degrees this morning w/58% humidity - I put my sunscreen on and decided I could handle a half hour run outside. 30:44 5K and a 1.5 mile walk. You know if it had taken me 33:00 I would feel great about it. I am not so worried about pace, I really just want to feel good while I run. I didn't want to carry my hydration pack because I wasn't sure if I was going to last in the sun, so I traveled light. I still do not like carrying extra "stuff" with me when I run, but to do a longer run tomorrow I will have to cave and wear the pack.
I love days like this - just enough clouds so it's not sun full force on you
It actually felt really good to be outside. My outdoor run earlier this week was in the rain.
Toward the end of my run I tried to pick up pace and push, but that nauseous feeling started in shortly after.
This is a little blurb that explains pretty well where I am at in life...The ability of your hypothalamus (a wedge-shaped tiny gland deep in the brain) to naturally and easily regulate body temperature seems to falter. Since that gland also triggers your thyroid's secretion of the hormones that regulate metabolism, you could watch yourself gain weight without even varying from your diet or exercise regimen by one iota. And you might feel extremely tired from time to time.
Credit: http://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/women/menopause/welcome-to-menopause.htmMenopause - How Stuff Work
Yep, that sums up my story perfectly...
I will just have to have to chill and accept easy pace outside runs so I can enjoy myself and not overheat. I hope I can get my tush out of bed early tomorrow, I'd love to get a longer run in.
My longest run all month - treadmill 10K's.
|Walking back home I saw a gal running toting a stroller, kid, and a dog.|