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?