That's it! I'm getting on my bike!!
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
I'm sick and tired of waiting to feel ready to exercise again. So I've done some, and it hasn't made me tired. It's only been 2 days, but it has been 90+ degrees and 90+ humidity!!
I've taken the dogs for a walk the past 2 days. First day I didn't keep track of how long I went or for how far, so I had to estimate. But it was about the same as yesterday. I was a little tired after the walk on Monday, but not bad. Yesterday I wasn't tired at all! I thought I'd be exhausted today, like it would catch up with me, and especially because I took my Rebif shot last night (which usually makes me tired and cranky). But honestly, I feel awesome!
So that does it. I'm going to ride my bike this weekend. And I'm going to ride it far. I¡¦m not talking about one of those 2 mile jobbers. I'm going to ride far, maybe to the bike shop to buy a pair of gloves :)
I have nothing else to do this weekend, so if it really exacerbates my fatigue, then I have the whole weekend to recover.
So why haven't I been tired, and why didn't my shot make me lethargic and cranky? I'm convinced its hydration. The Starting Over team's weekly challenge has been a 64+ oz. of water a day challenge, and I've been doing my best to surpass that. Sometimes I'm literally choking water down, but I'm doing it. And besides having to pee every 15 minutes, I feel fantastic. I'm convinced that's the reason I¡'e been feeling better, because nothing else has really changed. We shall see with more experimentation.
Grease your gears, my beautiful bicycle. You're getting some exercise this weekend!!!!!