Wednesday, May 7, 2008

The insurgency began and you missed it


Sunday: notta

Monday: 3 mile run, 5 minute run (5.0)/1 minute walk
Mile 1: 12:19
Mile 2: 12: 23
Mile 3: 12:37 (walked 2 minutes during middle walk)

Tuesday: notta

Wednesday: notta

Sunday we missed spinning. For about three months Scott and I have needed to go to Lowe's and return a lot of extra materials from our remodel. The people at Lowe's were very nice but it took them quite a while to get everything sorted out. I also needed to get some things in the garden center. At this point I knew I was going to miss spinning so we went on to the Fresh Market and got some meat to grill out for dinner. I played in the garden all afternoon and I am finally really happy with the way everything looks, I will post some pics soon!

Monday's run felt good. As usual the first two miles were like butter and the third hit hard. I took an extra minute walk in the middle and was able to push through to the end. I needed my Halo I was dripping in sweat. I think the gym is having trouble with the fluctuating temps here b/c it seemed really hot in there,

I started to feel bad Monday night and I felt really bad Tuesday morning. It was odd b/c I had mild cold symptoms and my biggest complaint was that I was achy and my temp was fluctuating. Knowing me these weird sypmtoms would have freaked me out if Scott had not had the exact same ailment last week. I must have caught whatever bug he had. Needless to say I did not get up Monday morning. I worked from home and actually ended up getting a lot done, between naps.

I probably could have gotten up this morning but I decided to take it easy for another day. I also worked from home again (could get used to that) and Koz and I did get out for a little bit for a good walk,

So, my plan for the week has changed a little bit:

(apparently I am not good with the days of the week)

Thursday - 40 minute Elliptical
Friday- 3 mile run
Saturday - 20 minute Elliptical and strength
Sunday - 40 minute run outside

I have not done a Molly Mental Health Update in a while...

I am doing really well on the Lamictal. I feel much more balanced and my swings have been much less dramatic. AND I did not make the bed the entire weekend and it did not kill me.

I also did some back reading on my blog and I definitely see a strong correlation between good mental health and staying active. I have to keep this WAY up front in my mind when we decide to add to the family and I am free of the meds in the future!

Take Care

Life's rich demand creates supply in the hand
Of the powers, the only vote that matters
Silence means security silence means approval
On Zenith, on the TV, tiger run around the tree
Follow the leader, run and turn into butter


Colleen said...

Hey girl! Hope that you're feeling better. Sounds like the bug got ya and taking a few days off is really what you needed! Glad to see that you are finding the benefits of staynig active! :) keep it up! Can't wait to see pictures of the garden!

Jess said...

Hope you can kick that bug you've got and are feeling better soon. Awesome job powering through on that run!

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Glad you are feeling better. Good plans for the rest of the week.

Danielle said...

Hey, that's great that the meds seem to work. I have another friend with same condition as you (at least based on reading what the meds are for) and whatever she's on seems to help her quite a bit too. But it definitely takes a lot of time to get them right. I know for myself, exercise is the thing that keeps me stable. If I didn't work out, I would probably need meds, at least in the winter, as I definitely get down.

Can't wait to see the garden!! And hope you're completely over the bug.

momo said...

molly, i'm so glad the lamictal is working out. i have a friend who started taking it just recently and she's doing well on it as well.

great job with the workouts and i agree wholeheartedly, there is a strong correlation to how i feel when i workout and how i feel when i don't. can you say GRUMPY??? :-)


teacherwoman said...

I hope you are feeling better. I am glad to hear things are going better!

Borsch said...

Awesome job on teh week...good luck with this week!

fyi - I would guess that tons of people have a strong correlation between being active and their mood, I know I do.