Tuesday, August 06, 2013
That's pretty much the only way to describe today.
Had a frustrating time getting my yoga app to get everything saved... I was creating a new sequence and it took like an hour because it kept going "back" and not saving my progress. Quite a good sequence involving lots of stretching, some shoulder stands, and some balance poses like crane/crow (I've heard them called both) and scale and I'd love to do rooster but I can't get my arms in between my legs when I'm in lotus.
Didnt want to run. Ran anyway. Sprints were horrendous. I mean in a semi good way. I was working up into faster sprints and at one point I seriously thought i was gonna fall on my nose. I started sprints at 7.8 mph and zig-zagged a bit until i did one sprint interval at 9.0... In between intervals was a 3.5 mph walk (30 s sprint / 1 min walk)... except twice I did 1 min sprint? I just kinda... made it up... It's long but basically the two 1 min sprints were the second and last intervals and at 7.8 mph as a kind of cool down and warm up (before the actual cool down and only after the actual warm up!)
After the run I felt sooo worn down. My neck where the gland is swollen was pulsating and really hurt :\ It wasn't fun.
I really had wanted to lift too... So I got off my bum and tried upper body. I made it 10 mins before feeling way too tired. Any gains I might have made? Down the drain. Maybe I shouldn't lift after yoga AND running?
After all of this, I wanted a smoothie and to make it delicious. I've made it before and it was so good before, but today for some reason it tasted horrible. Like I don't even know how it could taste like that. It wasn't necessarily BAD, like I could drink it, but it didn't taste at all like vanilla, cherries, bananas, or carrots. It was just... bland? It was odd.
I was so cold today too. It was HOT outside and I was fine during/after exercise, but once the heart rate went down and my body cooled off I was freeeeezing.
I've just felt so lethargic... yesterday it started, and I thought it was just you know, being on a rest day... but today, a day I wanted to get stuff done, I just... didn't have energy. I don't understand very well because I've been eating pretty well- not a lot of empty calories- and I've been eating MORE... Last night I pushed myself to eat PB toast and honey with hot cocoa and got my calories up, and lately I've been getting ~1500 (more than usual for me).
I know I haven't been sleeping well, but I've had the opportunity to have ample sleep... my body just won't let me :
Oh and today my mom checked some of my other lymph nodes and the noticeable ones on the neck/jaw/behind the ear region? On my right side, all swollen. My armpit is even hurting and while my mom was trying to feel the node there I made her stop because it didn't feel right... it was a weird sensation of both pain and numbness.
My mom originally suggested I call my Dr and set up an appointment for before I go back to school, but then when I said I do seem to have some dripping in the back of my throat, she said it was probably just a cold.
Maybe... I've had some horrible colds though and absolutely nothing has made my lymph nodes swell, so it's concerning me still. I don't like being so run down.
Just an ugh day. Hopefully tomorrow I'll be feeling a bit better.