Sleeping and Running (Finally!!)

I think I am turning into a sloth.  Or maybe a hibernating bear.  I feel like all I have been doing is sleeping!  But, I guess it has helped because I think I’m finally on the way to being well, this stuff just hangs on for a while.   

Monday morning I woke up feeling much better than I did all last week and this past weekend.  I actually was up around 5:15, way before my alarm went off.  I usually wake up early, but I will lay in bed until my alarm rings.  But I was wide awake, so I got up.  I fixed some oatmeal and ate it while I read emails.  Then I got ready and headed to work.  For lunch I grabbed a Bear Naked protein bar. 

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Around 2:30, I started feeling bad again.  But, this was an improvement from last week because I would barely make it an hour before I needed to lay back down.  I went home and was planning on going straight to bed.  But, Jeremy was taking Jake for a walk, so I decided to go.  I needed to be outside after being in bed for a week. 

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The weather was warm, but the wind was blowing hard and it was chilly.  And by the time we got done with our walk, I was worn out.  I went inside and took a 3 hour nap.  I never take naps.  I hate sleeping in the day!  But, I needed it.  I got up and moved to the couch for awhile and then fixed some dinner.  I made Hamburger Helper.  Being sick has made me weird about food.  I am not a big fan of Hamburger Helper, but I keep some in the house because Jeremy likes it.  But, last night, it sounded really good.  So, I ate a little of that and went right back to bed for the night. 

I woke up again this morning before my alarm rang.  I didn’t get up though because I just wanted to keep sleeping.  I told myself last night that if I woke up super early this morning I would get up and run because I’ve been feeling good when I first wake up.  But, after working and being up all day, I don’t feel so good anymore.  I didn’t get up until my alarm went off, and I may have hit snooze a couple of times.

I had some yogurt and a banana for breakfast before going to work.  I didn’t have time for lunch, so I grabbed another Bear Naked protein bar to eat later in the afternoon. 

As soon as I got home, I hopped on the treadmill and ran 3 miles.   (This is what I saw when I put on my socks!  I’m so sad!) 

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I wanted to run outside, but it is still cold, and the wind was blowing.  I was afraid to run in that since I’m still not 100 percent well yet.  Tomorrow I have 6 miles scheduled and it is supposed to be 57, so I can run outside then. 

It felt good to put on my running shoes. (LOL) My run was pretty easy, besides the annoying hacking coughing!  I thought my body would ache after being sick and not running for a week, but it felt really good to run!  I’m baaaaack!!!

When I got done I soaked in a hot bath!  Then I fixed some eggs and toast for dinner.

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Now I’m back in bed catching up on the Bachelor since I slept through it Monday night. 

What did you do today?

Did you watch the Bachelor last night?

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2 thoughts on “Sleeping and Running (Finally!!)

  1. Heather @ Polyglot Jot Reply

    Jealous of 57 degrees! 🙂 Glad you’re feeling better!! Its the worst when you just feel so achey and tired.

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      Tara Reply

      Well the weatherman lied! It was 19 when I got up this morning and now it’s not supposed to get above 45. Did you get a lot of snow? If it’s going to be this cold I wish it would snow!

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