I’ve been in a cranky mood all day. The kids have been stepping all over my last nerve and I’ve been snapping at everyone. My patience with their behavior has been totally lacking. I’m not usually that way. I mean, I have my bad mommy moments, but rarely a whole day (or two) where I’m just unpleasant. I was trying to figure out what was wrong. Then it hit me. Hello, I haven’t run in 8 days. Of course I’m cranky. Running is my happy and my happy has been sorely missing.
My cough is much better today. It wasn’t a wet cough, just a dry annoying “I can’t breathe in without triggering it” kind of cough. Shoo and I went to our exercise class this morning and I was able to do most everything, just not quite as energetically as usual. I plan to run tomorrow afternoon when Beer Geek gets home.
Beyond the absolute mental need to run, my body is in dire need as well. I saw a number on the scale this morning that I haven’t seen in years, except when going up or down with my pregnancies. Ouch! Thankfully, I had just joined Quadrathon’s Swap Beat weight loss competition. Apparently I can’t eat anything I want just because I ran a marathon LOL. That, plus two birthdays and Halloween, and not running much for two weeks and then not at all this past week, really did not do good things for my body. Hopefully, the weight will come off quickly once I start running again and stop eating quite so many desserts every night.
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Ahhhh. Maybe you’ve tapped into why I’ve been so cranky lately too.
Not running is a cranky-inducer, that’s for sure!
Honestly, it’s like I turn into a whole other person I don’t like very much when I don’t run. Hope you can get back out there soon! As for the body, at least it sounds like you’ve got lots of glycogen stockpiled for your next run! (That’s all it is. Not fat. Just glycogen!)
I laughed right out loud at this post since I just had the “I cannot believe I trained for and ran a marathon and gained weight” discussion with my sister last night. You’d think that since it has happened to me all four times, I’d be prepared. But nope, that first weigh in is still a shocker. For me, today is day two of kicking butt and taking names – and putting down dessert. Sigh.
(((HUGS))) I hear you on the kids. Sometimes it’s just INSANITY! Hang in there chicalicious! 😉