Thursday, August 04, 2005

In the Mud

After having probably my first eight hour sleep in weeks last night, I dragged myself out of bed this morning, early enough to hit the bikes by 9:00. But I didn't much feel like it, and neither did Cuppa. We used the weather as an excuse: hot, humid, windy, cloudy, smog alert. Thanks goodness we had a handy excuse because I wouldn't have felt like it no matter what.


I'm not sure why, but lately I feel as though I am dragging myself through mud. Our last ride wasn't terribly long, but it was quite the slog: difficult to keep churning leaden legs. Even on rest days around the house, I have little energy.


Do you go through low energy cycles too, or am I just an old poop? My sleep has been off; my legs have no spring; I feel weighted down. It's as though I'm attempting to ambulate through thick mud. I don't make much progress in mud, and I feel kind of vulnerable too.


 

8 comments:

Heather said...

Doesn't seem too hard to understand you'd be in a low energy cycle when you're in the middle of moving. Seems you're dealing with a different set of emotional and physical challenges than in a normal day, so why wouldn't that take its toll on your body?

But yes, in answer to your question, I DO go through low spots too. It took me forever to cycle home yesterday - a real dilly-dallying kind of day.

Anonymous said...

That weather alone is enough to drag anyone down.

Lynn said...

From one old poop to another, welcome to the club.

Mel said...

Oh yes. I totally have those periods where it's hard just to keep moving.

Gina said...

I'm with Heather, perhaps the move is taking a bigger toll on you than you are aware of and your body is trying to tell you something?

Ah well, nothing like armchair psychiatry.

Wash Lady said...

I get this way every single time that I am forced to "let go" of some thing or some body. I'm trudging through sludge myself lately. Godspeed to you :)

Dale said...

It's the weather, AC. I don't feel like going outside at all. Be gentle with yourself.

Lora said...

Expect low cycles and allow yourself to have them. You've been doing a lot lately. Moving is hard work emotionally and physically and sorting through all your stuff really just adds to this and the weather doesn't help.

Give your self a break and if your enegry doesn't return, try doing something totally fun and completely impractical. That usually puts the spring back in my step.