Hitting the wall

Just a quick post today.

As I mentioned in my last health-based rambling, I was a bit naughty the weekend before last. As a result, I am working hard to try and recover from some of the “badness” before tomorrow’s weigh in!

However, in doing this, I have learned the meaning of the term “hitting the wall”.

In fact, I found it out half way through last night’s run round the streets of Workington.

This was a run that followed three days of bike rides and another run the night before, so it’s probably no surprise!

I did manage to make it to the end of last night’s stride out, but I noticed after the first few legs that I didn’t seem to have much left in my legs.  However I knuckled down and ground out the last few miles. And was pretty pleased with myself at the end.

It was only when I went to leave the car from my lift home at the end of the run that I realised I had hit the wall, as it were.

Every muscle in my body seemed to ache, and I struggled to leave the car, never mind walk to the house and then ascend the stairs.

When I woke up this morning I was in even more pain. It took me a couple of attempts even to leave the bed. But, again, I got there.

And the best thing about it all was that I felt fully justified in allowing today to be a rest day. I even allowed myself a little bit of unhealthy food as a reward and to aid my recovery. That’s my excuse, anyway.

But I’ll be back on the exercise tomorrow, and here’s hoping the weigh-in isn’t too bad and hitting the wall was of some benefit. I will let you know.

The only man in the room.

Published by Ian Curwen

Communications professional and a bit of a foodie that wants to travel more. Sharing my observations on life.

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