Off the Reservation…

And possibly off my rocker, as well. 🙂

Every doctor on the planet has been telling me to “take it easy;” “don’t overdo it;” “rest;” “relax;” “don’t do anything strenuous.”

Can I be really honest here?

I feel like garbage.  I am sore, achy, headachy and tired ALL THE TIME!  Add to that some nausea and dizziness, the endless hot flashes that prevent me from getting a solid night’s sleep, and I am starting to feel like my own Great Grandmother (and she passed 20 years ago).  Grrrrrr….

Can you tell this makes me cranky?


There, I confessed.  I felt crummy and I decided I could keep “taking it easy” or do a tiny bit of yoga (which is the only activity I’ve really been encouraged to do), or I could throw caution to the wind and do what I want to do: run.

For those of you who are thinking of those “run five miles per day” olden days of mind — No, that is not what I did.  I got on a treadmill in an airconditioned room and set a nice, slow, jogging page.  I listened to some music and just felt my body awaken again.

And after that brief awakening, I felt it crash again.  But that’s okay.

I haven’t had an endorphin rush from running in 15 months.  Not that I have been counting or anything. 🙂  I felt that little rush hit me, and (I kid you not) I started crying.  This scared the dogs a little, as they were watching me run.  Suddenly, I was jogging and crying at the same time.  And I don’t mean little dainty sniffles, either.  Great big gulping sobs.  Yep, that was me.

So, I stopped when my body said to stop.  I have stretched and I am incredibly hydrated.  And, guess what?

I don’t feel as crummy as I did just two hours ago.

Now, I can go ahead and catch up on my Adventurous April blog for week three (I am a day late), and generally feeling a little more cheerful.

Blessings to you all…xoxo

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