Thu 15 Dec 2005
Day 22 of the Holiday Rowing Challenge with a need to burn off some energy after a very strange day breaks the 150,000 mark. Now standing at 152,428 with 8 days remaining.
Word of note:
I had a massage with an excellent massage therapist today who really gets at the source of tension – physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. I have been at a bit of low energy today which I attributed to the rapid approach of the Solstice 6 more days of dark before it lights up again. I have noticed that the past three years the 10 days on either side of the Solstice are particularly rough for me. The light boxes are helping. The massage helps. The exercise really does help. Shovelling snow outside helps. AND my energy was way down. Well, she noticed and worked me over pretty hard.
We were talking about how some of her clients will get sick immediately following and up to a few days after a deep massage. How all the toxins have now been released and are circulating in the system and need flushing. Drink LOTS of WATER. Well I have been.
I don’t usually get ill following a massage – sleepy sometimes, but not ill. Within an hour after her departure I felt like a kid home from school curled up on the couch with body aches. Head hurt, body hurt, mind was numb. Stayed that way for an hour or two, maybe it was four. Drank LOTS of Water! Ate good healthy food. Drank lots of water. Then at 10:30 when I think I am ready for bed I realize that I am wide awake and don’t feel ill any more. In fact, I have excess energy! It has past. The malaise is gone! I want to DO something. Well I actually did something – a little rowing. As a bonus I passed my 3/4 mark 150,000m to boot! WOW!
Muscle tired, sleepy tired now. Ready for a great night’s sleep.
1) That some massages will actually make you feel worse and then feel better
2) ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS drink LOTS of water (I don’t know where it all went but my body certainly needed it- craved it)
3) Why not exercise at midnight when you are full of energy – toss and turn in bed, or be productive; take a nice shower and slide into bed happy and physically exhausted – out like a light.
4) This seasonal dilemma is more complicated than I thought – or less and I have change my regular complicated thinking to see it as simple. Light, exercise, outdoors, eat right, socialize.