Pushing through…

Today has been another high fatigue day. I’m getting over it.

Still, despite the fatigue I managed to have a fairly productive day. Church went well this morning, and after church we came home and I made lunch.

This afternoon I did a run out to Halkirk for an errand, then came home and finished cutting the lawn. After the lawn I settled in on the couch for a couple hours and Lynn and I watched a movie. It was a good show, but with how tired I’ve been feeling I damn near fell asleep during it.

For supper I made us a stir-fry, then I retreated into the office to work on that story for the paper. I managed to get most of it written before I headed down to the gym. After missing yesterday’s workout, I was getting a workout it today, come hell or high water.

The workout consisted of a high intensity sixty minutes. The first half of the sixty comprised of thirty minutes on the treadmill, where I managed 1.41 miles in the time, then transitioning to weights for another 25 minutes of high intensity iron pumping. I finished off the workout with five minutes of stretching.

I can safely say that after the workout tonight, I deserve to feel tired; at least more so than I was earlier in the day. Today is the second day in a row that I hit my 8000 steps. I know that the heart association recommends 10,000 steps per day for optimum health, but with my schedule being what it is I’ve had my goal set for 8000, and am lucky to hit that most days. That said I am trying to make it more of a priority and anticipate increasing that as my cardio day workouts go longer.

The fatigue is definitely playing into my mental health though. It’s not fun being continually fatigued, and pushing through it turns into a mind game with myself. It’s hard, and some days you can’t push through, and that’s alright. As long as you can push through more days than not, you are going to come out ahead.

Still, I will be damn glad when my energy level starts coming back up again.

Kevin

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