Its about 6 pm and I sit in bed. Ryan Adams is playing on the computer and I am feeling far from perfect. My usual vibrant self is in hiding. Yesterday I woke up with a stuffy nose and a slight fever which has been a rarity over the last few years.. Since it was my day off and feeling that I can't waste my free time I kept active all day. I put in an hour of hill climbs on the fixed gear then came home and began work on a rock garden in my back yard. If that wasn't enough I went to the high school gym and ran on the treadmill for 30 minutes as well as hitting up some weight machines. Once home I showered , ate a quick meal and began finishing up some orders I had for my macaroons and other raw treats. I wouldn't reach the warmth of my down comforter until close to midnight. Five hours later I was up and walking to work. The chilly breeze worked its way right through my fleece jacket as I walked up and over the mesa to the cafe.
Some illness has been making its way around the Tree and with the apprenticeship coming to an end, it was just fitting that I catch the bug as well. I certainly realize that i may be pushing myself, which I often tend to do. I just received notice that I am officially in the Vermont 100. July will come quickly and I want to make sure I am ready, both mentally and physically. I have also just sent in my application for the Pemberton 50k which is February 9th. My mind is saying "train, train, train", but my body is saying "relax".
My current state of health, or lack of, makes me realize a few things. First off I know that I need to eat better. By eating better, I mean more greens and mineral rich foods like sea veggies and dark leafy greens. I am currently avoiding all supplements besides B12. Even the superfoods that once made up the bulk of my daily intake of foods has been shut out. I am currently relying on whole food fruits and vegetables to bring me to health and keep me vibrant. Second is rest, and lots of it. Working in the cafe takes a lot of energy out of me. Constantly having to be on the ball and deal with apprentices and clients can be mentally draining. Plus I am doing to much as far as my training goes. By too much I mean to much at once and to fast. Instead of slowly building my bodies strength, I have been pushing hard day in and day out, which has resulted in sore legs, a tight back, and this achy nasal thing.
I know, I know!!
Well its about time I go eat a few oranges and then call it a night.
Peace and Vibrancy to all!!