Waking Up Early

For the first time this morning, I woke up early at something more akin to my normal pre-“I feel like hell” mornings, around 6AM. This made me very happy because I must be finally getting my system powered up again. If I don’t need as much sleep, then I must be getting better! And if I’m getting better, then I am that much closer to getting back to running again.

The trick is going to be not to do too much. Like a nag into the barn, I have a tendency to pick it up ASAP. I’ve put “REST” on my to-do list and limited the number of items. I will do the same tomorrow. And I am not allowing myself to exercise, so the consideration is not even there.

I will say that when I do very little physical activity, it is pretty easy to not eat very much. I don’t even get hungry. However, I’m watching this because I want to make sure that I get good and proper fuel to speed up my body’s healing.

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Published by Leah Nyfeler

I'm a writer, editor, runner, and adventurer who is always looking for the next new story, exciting adventure, and good meal/book/movie. My focus is on helping people find their best, healthiest self through sharing what I know and how I've come to learn it. In addition to my blog "Enjoying the Journey: Observations on the Fit Life" at www.leahruns100.com, my articles have appeared in a variety of print and online magazines. You can hear me as part of the 2015 Austin cast of Listen To Your Mother.

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