Another crazy week...started with the usual insanity, ended with me in bed. To say work has been stressful lately is an understatement [Sorry folks, if you are looking for me to dish on work, you have come to the wrong blog]. Long hours + lots to do + not sleeping well = crohn's flare up city. My body caught up with me Wednesday night and told me to keep my butt in bed Thursday. My stomach hurt a ton Wednesday night into Thursday and my body needed some rest and relaxation. I know...stress causes flare ups and I have been under some stress. I need to listen more to my body. I answered my body's call Thursday and spent the day in bed. The irony is that after having daytime television on for one day, I actually think I felt worse. I don't need to see one more damn insurance, cash4gold or crappy jewelry commercial.
The big downfall to a flare up is not eating. I made it to Friday without food and decided to put down a bagel at lunch friday with hopes of survive our Saturday run. Friday night I had a nice bland chicken sandwich with another bagel for breakfast Saturday. Amidst protest from Maureen, John and I hit the road for our run at around 8:30 Saturday morning. John actually promised Maureen that he would "make sure I didn't keel over and die" on our run.
This week was nice and sunny...a little brisk, but no rain. We had a great route through the city, across the river, down by the airport, up to Roosevelt Island, across into Georgetown and then down past the Kennedy Center and the Mall. I had my body weight in GU and water and shockingly had a great run. We felt great and had a great pace.
Garmin Connect - Activity Details for Long Training 7
Following the run I set out to replenish the GU and Sport Bean stock. After a couple of stops, I returned home to take advantage of the weather and wash the cars. Note: Body still feeling good. While washing the cars, I was thinking about this post. I thought how last week, I confessed to getting a new tattoo and apologize to my mother only to have her call me and say "because it is a tattoo for Chief, it's okay", I had the brilliant idea that I should start a website for online confessions. Just a suggest, I did a search for online confessions while writing this. Not only is the idea taken, pretty much every porn site in the world has "online confessions". Don't do that search at the office. After car washing, it was off to the dog park. After dog walking shower time. Note: Body STILL feeling good. Dinner was a laid back feast at Asian Fushion with a glass of wine in front of the TV for dessert. At this point, body STOPPED moving. I hoisted myself to bed and passed out cold. All in all, a successful day.
So we are about 2 month away from the big weekend of running. Maureen and I are heading to France for a week on Wednesday...I am ready for my Parisian training runs! I know, I need to keep myself healthy. I promise to listen to my body [at least a little more]. You would think since I am trying to raise money in support of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, I would do better controlling my own Crohn's. I am such a male...