Tuesday, September 28, 2010

the blahs

I have a pretty serious case of the blahs.


I'm 100% sure that it's because of where I am in recovery and it will pass once I can do more than 10 minutes on the spin bike at a barely-moving pace and don't have to swim (or make an attempt to get to the pool) every day.  But for now, the blahs.  I've been absolutely maximizing the lifting that I am able to do, but I haven't had a really good hard long sweat since before surgery.  


Last night I moped around, procrastinating going swimming.  Put my suit on then flopped on the bed.  Whined whined whined the whole time we were driving there.  And then, in the locker room, when I pulled my swim cap on, it exploded off my head.  And I leapt at the chance to let the universe tell me that I shouldn't get in the pool.  So we sat in the hot tub - recovering leg propped up on the side - and chatted for 10-15 minutes, then went to Sports Authority to buy a new cap and went home.  


I actually don't even mind swimming that much anymore, in some ways I really enjoy it, but I always have that moment, standing dry on the side of the pool, where my brain goes, "NO.  WATER IS COLD AND BAD.  GO FIND YOUR JAMMIES AND A COOKIE."  And usually I just slide into the pool and ignore it, and by the time I'm done with the first 100 yards I am starting to get warm and I'm happy I'm moving.  Last night that just wasn't in the cards for me.  


I spent some time this weekend with Mr. Smooth, and doing some reading about how to make my swimming better, since it's all I can do right now, but I miss the swim/bike/run attempt rotation that I've had going on all summer.   I need the variety.


I tried to write about it yesterday, but when I'm blah, it's hard to make the words happen.  Internet, I feel blah.  What should I do?

11 comments:

  1. Chillax in your jammies, eat that cookie, watch a few hours of pointless tv and then you'll realize you're better off just getting it over with. It's like hill workouts, you don't love them, you do them because you know they're good for you and you always feel like a bad@ss when you're done. ;)

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  2. I am with you on the blahs. Is it allergies, do I have a cold? I'm tired, unmotivated and just want to go to bed. I hear you, let's hope we both get our groove back (AFTER we get jammies on & have a cookie and ice cream!). :)

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  3. I feel blah but then when I force my blah butt to get my workout on, I do feel better. And then I eat the cookie. For me its just remembering how much better I will feel when I work out and having that feeling win out over lethargy.

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  4. hmm, Dr Rudi prescribes a good book and a bag of Herrs for today. you'll get back there. Remember, this is just one small step/setback on the way to being awesome runner/swimming/biker HEALTHY katie again :)

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  5. Probably part of your body still healing, and it definitely won't hurt to take an extra lazy day. You are still not 100%, even at these low levels. Hang in there, you're getting closer everyday!

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  6. ways to cure the blahs: look up resorts in Mexico. so far it's you, me, my friend Katie (who you met). possibly one more person. that can = one suite. i'm still in.

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  7. I think you're doing everything you're suppossed to be doing! Enjoy the down time because once your can run/bike/swim again it's on! I won't let you back down!
    Big hug honey bunny!

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  8. I have a major case of the blahs today too...more like the mopes. When you find out what cures it, let me know....sorry you're feeling blah

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  9. I say give in to one day of the blahs. Make yourself really sad with a cry-worthy movie, eat a half gallon of ice cream, and sleep for 12 hours. Then tomorrow shake it off and get back to your regularly awesome self :)

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  10. Some days you just NEED a jammies & cookie kind of days. You just do.

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  11. "NO. WATER IS COLD AND BAD. GO FIND YOUR JAMMIES AND A COOKIE." You crack me up, man! I know JUST how that feels, too, both in general and post-surgery. Keep pushing ahead ... it'll pass.

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