These are the kinds of days I want to share with my friends and family who think I'm nuts for waking up pre 5 a.m. to run/bike/swim. I woke up around 3:15 a.m. today with a brain splitting headache. For about 1 week/month this is a normal occurrence. It's quite annoying. I can't sleep whenI get these headaches. I have a special medicine to take for these migraines. I squirt it up my nose! It looks like I'm doing serious drugs. Anyway, the med works great but it makes me whacko for a while. So I try not to take it at the start of a day.
These are the mornings during which your mind can play games with you. "Stay in bed. You need sleep. You'll feel better all day if you get more rest. You can swim tomorrow..." Those thoughts have won before.
Today, I didn't listen. I got out of bed at 4:44. I stumbled in the dark to my pile of clothes, kissed the hubby, filled a water bottle, got a mug of coffee and headed out the door and into the 22 degree wind filled air. brrrr. It's March 21st isn't it?
I was exhausted and light sensitive for the whole 30" ride to the pool. I had to let the cars behind me go by because I couldn't see with their lights at my back and this awful migraine piercing the right side of my brain.
Finally I jumped into the water and cranked out 7x400s with each one faster than the one before. I felt strong and solid. I felt better in the water than I have in a week. And guess what? My headache is GONE!!! Hello New Day!!! I'm ready for ya now!
I hurried home and shifted gears. I brushed the kid's hair, brushed their teeth, checked over homework, packed the backpacks, wrote a note to Cam's teacher, threw in load of laundry, washed my face of the chlorine smell, filled lunchboxes, drank a cup of coffee, made a few beds, put Tommy's Hat Day hat in car and after this I will take them to school. When that is done I will come home, set Nick up with some toys or maybe Dora the Explorer and crank out a good run.
My day turned around and it's all because I got up and moved my butt.
I do wish I could convince people who don't workout that this really can be the answer to so many daily woes. You don't have to train for triathlons or marathons or any race at all. You don't have to do 3 different sports. But it really does work.
Get out there and MOVE!!!!
Happy Friday to all.