Some Days It Just Doesn't Pay To Get Up!  

vrec_dawn 39M
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7/21/2006 4:28 am

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Some Days It Just Doesn't Pay To Get Up!

So far, not a good day.

It started out with me waking up bright and bushy tailed (yeah right) for my morning jog. I mean that's never the way I want to start a day. It's a necessary evil at best.

Then I'm jogging along, and I don't get far before my left ankle starts hurting. I guess I must have strained it. Damn. But it's not so bad. I push on.

Then I get really sick to my stomach and get caught in that burping up nothing because I'm not quite up to vomiting yet stage. And so I start walking it off. And pretty much kept walking it off. I tried a couple of times to get jogging again, but kept running into the same problems. So all in all I got about 1/4 of what I should have jogged. The rest was walking.

And I swear, it's like my motivator is just broken. I mean, imagine my motivator being a drill sergeant.

Motivator: Move it! Move it! Move it! Get that pansy ass in gear, boy!

Me: Yeah, whatever. I'm up and out here trying, aren't I?

Motivator: Walking like a little school girl is not trying! Now MOVE!

Me: Hey, my ankle hurts and I'm this close to throwing up. Cut me some slack here. I'm walking.

Motivator: Move your candy ass! You will jog!

Me: No, I will walk.

Motivator: Fine, you girl! But if you walk, you walk fast. You keep that ass in gear! You do not slow down! You power walk!

Me: Screw you.

**click** **Motivator off**

Me: Ahh, that's better.

So that was my 'jog' this morning.

Then I get back, hot and sweaty because even though 4.30 in the damn morning is early, it's not early enough to beat the sun yet, and the day starts warming up pretty quickly once even the faintest light comes. Plus it's still freaking humid.

So I'm annoyed and flustered.

And I decide I need to really trim my beard. It's just gotten a bit long. So I do that, and then jump in the shower.

And then realize that I'd forgotten to shave.


So I grab my shaving mirror and razor while in the shower and just use soap as shaving cream.

And get some in my eye! Ouch!


So now I'm out of the shower, having a $#!77^ day already, and I can't even wear contacts because I've soap-burned my eye.

What is freaking wrong with me today? And what more can possibly go wrong? It's not even 6.30 in the morning yet! My ankle hurts. My eye hurts. My stomach is queasy. I'm hot and sweaty. I've got a headache! I'm a freaking mess!

Part of me just wants to crawl into bed, pull the covers over my head, pretend this morning never happened, and then later call in sick today. But I've had a bad year and only have two sick days remaining for the rest of the year, so I can't waste them on crap like this.

Iwakura16Eyes 37F

7/21/2006 9:24 am

do you stretch before you run? like REALLY good....? you need to... otherwise injuries ensue--also stretch when yer done, too... if it's been awhile since you were running lots... go for time...not distance.... walk in the beginning... run only as long as you can stand... and cool down by walking again.... do not overextend yourself.... you want to get in shape... not beat the living frig outta yerself....

vrec_dawn replies on 7/21/2006 3:26 pm:
Ja ja. I know all this. I used to run track in high school and did survive basic training in the Air Force. I do warm ups and cool downs and crap. I stretch. I take care of myself. I'm a good boy. I just must have stepped funny or something. There is a lot of uneven terrain on the crappy back roads I jog.

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