I actually planned out and deliberately took one of my naps on the bus today. It wasn't too great, but I did fall asleep. We're going to Dallas today through Sunday, so we should be pros at sleeping away from home after being forced to do 20+ cycles of it.
I feel good most of the time now. The universe knows no time, and soon enough neither will my body. Time is just an illusion anyhow, just something humans made up to keep appointments.
From 5-8 am is still a bit drowsy, so I intend to start doing some exercise in that window. That should be fun.
So... I have a problem. I was thinking today and I realized that I am in front of my computer WAY more than I should be. This occured to me when I woke up from one of my naps and made a beeline for the computer. I then realized that I repeat this behaviour every single time I wake up!
Further, there's no reason for me to be in front of this giant box 'o fun. Well, right now there is because I'm writing a post, but for most of the day I DEFAULT to sitting in front of the computer. I scan through the 30 or so sites I have on my toolbar, even though most of them only update once or twice a day at most.
This is sick! Think about it - none of my interesting stories start of with "So, I sat in front of the computer all day...". Every hour I spend in front of this thing is an hour that my life is NOT getting more interesting. I spend a lot of time online chatting with my friends, which I enjoy, but is that really the best use of my time? Probably not.
I started running 10 years ago because I wanted to lose weight. I ran twice a day - before I went to work and during my lunch break. It sounded crazy but it worked! Since it worked, why not keep up with it. I ignored all other forms of exercise like strength training and just ran. I managed to do that for 10 years and one of my knees finally protested.
This is a lesson learned for me. I completely avoided the basic foundation of building a strong body through various forms of exercises. Running does lead to weight loss but I have to train my body to withstand all the pounding.
The same rule applies when working towards any goal. I should start with the basic foundation of building knowledge and review each step as I work towards the direction of my goal so that I can reduce the possibilities of setback along the way.
To get myself running again, I plan to strengthen my body through a series of exercises. I started a 30 day basic pilates challenge to strengthen my core, glute, thigh and shoulders. I am into my 10th day today. I am still far from a surf babe's body but I am able to survive The Hundred. It will take some time before I am back on the road but I know I will be stronger than before.