I’m sorry for the fact that this is a clip recorded from someone’s television, but it’s the only one I could find, and I wanted to share this. Nat and I have been watching the third season of RuPaul’s Drag Race all weekend, and I had to watch this over and over again because it made me laugh so hard. I have been meaning to catch up on this show for a while now, and I’ve finally had a chance to! These are the simple pleasures in life.
Apart from that, it has been a crappy day and I have spent most of it in bed because I feel horrible. Lately I’ve been having this weird burning/pressure in my chest that I think may be acid reflux or heartburn (are they the same thing?), and my stomach has been really off. Yesterday it was a bit upset, but today it has been the worst it’s been in a while, and I’ve had a headache off and on as well. I kept hoping that I would spontaneously feel better and be able to go out for a run, but this did not end up happening. At this point, I’m just crossing my fingers and hoping that tomorrow ends up better than today has been.
Really, this Sunday has been the end of a fairly lackluster week that was emotionally draining and pretty stressful for me. Very little running and yoga-ing took place, so a run-down almost seems silly, but I’ll do one anyway.
Wednesday: planned to join the LUNAChix Team for a group run but ended up missing it because of the good ol’ MTA (in other words: a commute that took a great deal longer than it should have because New York City’s public transportation system, while extensive, is often slow and unreliable).
Friday: 6.4 miles
Saturday: 6.6 miles
I have to say, 13 miles over two days is not too shabby, and I’m happy I got any mileage in at all. Yesterday’s run was not good, but I’m happy I did it. And now for some mini-goals for this week! I realized this past week that I have a half-marathon coming up at the end of May, which means this is the perfect time to start training for it. This week’s mini-goal will be to get my training underway, while (of course) continuing to work on the 30-day Embrace:Me Challenge !
Challenge Day 2: Sick days are probably the ones when you should be taking the best care of yourself; in reality, though, you feel so lousy that it’s hard to gather the energy needed to actually do something care-taking. I’m sort of at a loss for today’s act of kindness, although since I suspect that a lot of what’s making me sick may actually be stress-related, I think maybe a brief meditation might be worth a try. I plan to combine that with a hot shower and an early bed time. If you’re participating in the challenge, what did you do for yourself today?