Yes, I know, this is nothing new to most people over 30. It just seems like it’s been one stupid body issue after another keeping me from running as much as I’d like for the last several years. Lately I’ve had an extra level of difficulty as I’ve recently added Benign Positional Vertigo to the list of stupid things my body does.
I know, getting old sucks but it beats the alternative. I just don’t have to like it. I used to be able to get up every other morning (or more!) and go for a run. I was running 4-5 times a week! Now…if I get a good run twice a week I’m doing great. Take this week, for example…
Saturday I had a great run, including a very rare runner’s high! But…I came home from that run extremely dehydrated, and spent the rest of the day rehydrating and feeling nauseous and light-headed. Sunday it was even worse. I intended to go for a bike ride Sunday morning and I got all geared up and realized that riding my bike when I was too dizzy to walk a straight line was dumb.
Monday I felt crappy all day long so running was right out. This afternoon I developed a migraine while on a conference call with some very difficult colleagues. Tomorrow I have plans to have drinks and dinner with my co-worker who is up here for LA for our on-going all-day sessions (more catering and snacks staring at the back of my head all day), so no run after work for me then.
So…I’m up to 3 days now without exercise. This can’t go on. I am thus publicly resolving to get up at 6am tomorrow and go for a run before work. There. Now it’s happening.