Thursday, January 24, 2013
I did it!
Not exactly the groundbreaking "I did it!" as in finished a specific race, or achieved some amazing goal, but I did manage to stick to my plan and actually REST yesterday instead of training myself further into the hole of being dead tired. I even got to bed a bit earlier than the last few nights, so I guess that's the cherry on top of everything.
Today is going to be played by ear. The temps are super low here and have been for the last couple days, so it's going to be tough to harness the motivation to get out on the bike-either road or mountain. If I am to ride I'm leaning a bit more toward the road, but only because it's "new" to me again and I'm enjoying something a bit different.
I woke up today with what I think is a migraine I had in my sleep last night. It's one of those "grab you on the side of the head" type of headaches that hurts only with sudden movement or exertion. Coffee's helped a bit, but I think if I can get a chance to get out into some fresh air and move my legs a bit I might be feeling better.
If I do opt for some gym work, it'll probably be a light kettlebell session. I've been lifting quite heavy of late with the 'bells, and while it's making me into a beast, it's also breaking down my body a bit more than I'd like. I deadlifted very heavy this past Saturday and I can still feel it-not in pain or injury, but rather in a shock to my central nervous system. Today I think is the first day I'm fully recovered and I don't want to push any buttons to slow down my strength building process.
Regardless of the type of exercise or "training" I do today, there will be some physical movement involved with this body today. Maybe a sub-freezing ride on the cold roads is just what I need right now to get my motor going. We'll see.