Sunday, June 27, 2010

A fresh start

Because 27 is my lucky number, I picked today to be the day to get serious about improving my health. So a few days ago, I re-loaded Daily Burn to my iPhone to primarily track my nutrition and weight loss, but I discovered today that I can also use it to track sleep, exercise, and body measurements. Today, I began tracking...

I had a migraine yesterday, which extended to this morning. It started around 11 a.m. yesterday and nothing phased it.  Tylenol, advil, prayer... had absolutely no effect. When the dogs woke me at 5:45 a.m. this morning, the migraine was still there. So I decided to go back to bed and sleep as long as my body would let me in hopes of healing, rather than get up early for a run or to go to church. I knew I've been sleep deprived for at least a week, if not longer. I felt so much better when I finally crawled out of bed at 1:45 p.m.!

I've read that most recovery and healing occurs while we're asleep so it's very important to get enough rest. Not only did my migraine improve, but my foot (plantar fasciitis) feels better today too. So this evening, I decided to run on the treadmill for two reasons.  It was still over 90 degrees at 7 p.m., plus I thought the treadmill would be a more forgiving surface for my body. I started slow and slowly increased the speed until the end.  9 miles in 1:45:36. Felt good!

1 comment:

  1. A good nights sleep is a remarkable thing!

    and wow... 9 miles on the treadmill?!? You must have been feeling better!!!