I am so tired right now. Today was a complete rest day, but I still feel totally exhausted. I am not sleeping well and have felt a fair amount of stress lately.
Interesting that I was thinking about this and had followed a link provided by Susan for Thrive in 30. Now I am not interested in any way, shape or form in being vegan (or even vegetarian), but I am always interested in hearing about and applying various thoughts and principles to my life. Anyway, I signed up for the free lessons, and lo and behold – the first one was about over training! I swear he was describing me when he talked about himself. I am feeling a lot of these symptoms he described. I work out very hard at the gym 5 days a week, and then of course I have been doing these long bike rides on the weekend, and maybe either 1 day of rest is not enough or I need to relax a little bit on some of the other days. I know I really have the endurance built up for my sprint distance tri already, and don’t want to peak too soon.
My experiment for the week will be to back down some and take one extra rest day during the week. I did finish a big project, so that reduces a good chunk of stress. I do have trepidations about cutting down on the exercise, which is silly, but I do have to accept the fact that I feel that way and work on it.
John also installed some darker blinds for the bedroom today to help me sleep better (isn’t he nice??), so hopefully those will work.
That also means I have to adjust my food intake as well. Which wouldn’t be a bad idea after how I ate this weekend anyway! Was definitely out of hand.
Oh, and the breakfast cookie – you can read here about how it turned out!