I’ve been feeling like I’m not quite on my A-game this week.

Sunday started out promising enough. I made our veggie packets for the week and lunches for Monday, I convinced myself to go for my run even though I didn’t particularly want to (always a small victory), and Andy and I had a fun time cooking and eating dinner together. Monday I actually got up with my alarm and did my Netflix pilates with Ellen Barrett (another small victory). That afternoon and evening I was a frenzy of productivity. I dusted, did a massive re-org of my coupon collection, and inventoried our bathroom and toiletries supplies. (I know that sounds crazy, but I can never find anything in the cabinet under our sink, and I figured in order to take full advantage of deals it would help to know what was in there.)

Tuesday was a wash as far as personal life went because we had a wonderful event at work! We’d been busily preparing for it for WEEKS, and it was great to be a part of the celebration. I’ll post more about it next week, but suffice it to say that I was out late and then didn’t sleep well.

Wednesday I woke up feeling like my throat and nasal passages were coated in pollen, along with everything else in Atlanta. I was groggy all day and couldn’t get myself pulled together for a run–what would have been my last! I did manage to wash our sheets and towels, though, and I finished a book. We went out to eat with a friend and I hoped I would crash…but I again slept fitfully.

I sort of feel like I’ve been drifting along playing catch-up. I haven’t been eating like I normally do because I haven’t had much chance to cook, and we’ve had so much good tempting food around my office from our event. And, as I said, I haven’t been sleeping well, and I’m feeling allergic and congested. Last night, I’ll admit, I was a total grouch, and I felt like a zombie when the alarm went off this morning.

But somehow a switch seems to have flipped this afternoon, and I’m feeling like I’ll make it through the funk! I had a great chat with someone about a guest blogging opportunity (more to come on that later!), and I went for my last 5K training run. To go against everything I’ve said thus far, it actually felt kind of good. For all I’ve decided I’m not a runner, I can definitely tell that I’ve gotten stronger throughout this training. I’ve closed the windows in our apartment after noticing a coating of pollen on things in here (oops) and turned on the air (blessed coolness!). I’m getting to cook dinner tonight and I have a lot of fun events to look forward to this weekend. And maybe, fingers crossed, I will sleep well tonight and truly be over the hump.

Do you ever have days or weeks where you just feel off? How do you power through?

Laura Lindeman

Laura Lindeman