Chocolate: It's Why We Run

A community of runners (or others) logging in their progress for encouragement and motivation.

Friday, February 10, 2006

Funky Friday

Today I had the Friday Funks. I'm not sure why I keep having this lately. Most people have the Monday Blues...but my depression comes on Fridays. I think it's probably a combination of a lack of sleep, a lack of completion of anything around my house, and knowing that nothing will change the next day. Last Friday it hit me so hard, that I took 2 naps that day and still went to bed at 9:30. And no matter how much coffee I drink, I can't seem to shake the sleepiness and snap out of it.

So today when I woke up with the funk, I decided that after I dropped off the boys, instead of sleeping, I'd try to accomplish something (laundry, sending cards, cleaning the kitchen, etc.), and maybe that would help.

But instead I thought about this fitness blog. Deciding that I couldn't just write an excuse for not running every day, and that even though Ella was asleep in her carseat and could wake up any moment, even though I was tired as could be, and even though I had no TV set up yet to watch to distract me on my treadmill, I decided to go ahead and run.

I walked .25, ran 3 miles (with a VERY brief water break halfway through) and walked a final .25. It was slow...but steady. (and Ella slept the entire time)

And I must say, running brought me out of my funk. I was happy and alert the rest of the day (and only took my usual one nap).

So what about the rest of you...did you do anything physical today???


Anonymous MomS said...

Good for you Cari by not sinking into your lethargic feelings and making that decision to use the treadmill. I know it is easier said than done, just keep thinking about the result - literally feeling good and energized. I'm glad I decided to look at this blog. It is now 9:15AM Sat morning and it is getting closer to a 10AM scupting class that I could attend. I did not have a committment to attend today, but now I will. You are my "INSPIRATION" for today. I have to walk the talk I just gave you. Thanks.

6:21 AM  
Blogger LH said...

i slogged outside, but it took me forever to get out the door. and as the clock ticked by, I got more and more depressed, and less and less willing to leave. finally peter just said, "GET OUT!" and I did. It was cold, but I took a new route and listened to Democracy Now on the IPOD and it felt good. I don't know why/how i can dislike something so much yet like it so much at the same time. weird.

8:59 AM  
Blogger Cari said...

Yeah Mom. Glad you got out.

lh, I can't wait to be able to run outside. Right now Ella is too small for the jogger...and it's too cold for her. I'm debating whether or not to invest in a double stroller because I'm not sure if Max will sit in it. He tends to stand in the regular double stroller I have now, so his seat ends up acting as the coat storage!

2:29 PM  

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