This entry was actually written in my journal on Monday November 20, 2006.
Today I listened to a CD by Andrew Weil, MD entitled, “Longer Living and Aging Gracefully.”
Weil says nobody is in perfect health. We can be in excellent health but not perfect health. He says every body experiences a twinge of pain or some other symptom that is not part of our every day health. He suggested we get more in tune with our bodies and write down everything that is out of the ordinary.
I ran that half-marathon yesterday and today I have a lot of little discomforts and twinges. I’ll take Weil’s advice and get in tune with my body.
I’m having ITB pain on the outside of my right leg, a little heel pain from plantar fascitis in my right foot, no appetite, nausea, and a general feeling of laziness.
I know it sounds like I’m miserable, but really I’m not. It’s all part of recuperating from overextending my body.
Actually, I don’t really feel that bad. My legs feel strong, my mind is clear, I’m grinning from ear to ear, and I’m already thinking about running the Little Rock half-marathon in March.
I told several friends and co-workers that I would run a full marathon in 2007 if I complete the half marathon in three hours or less. Well, I didn’t reach that goal, so I’m running another half marathon to try again for the 3 hour time limit goal.
It’s time for a shower, some stretching exercises, and a warm cup of green tea with raw honey. I didn’t have to work today so I’m just taking it easy.
Tomorrow I’ll be back at it again. But for now I’ll just bask in the afterglow of running the Route 66 half-marathon.