Haha, but in all seriousness, this was a long week. It also has had very little running so far. Tuesday was taken up by prep and Wednesday the lovely test. Tuesday was one of those times where I thought maybe I should be a morning runner- but nah- I like my sleep. No solid food for almost 2 days and the horrible taste of the prep aside- the test was easy. I went to sleep talking about my hair color and woke up in the recovery room. My mother says I was a little hyped up from the meds they knocked me out with. Apparently I reminded her of one of those funny internet videos.
I took my running gear with me on Thursday hoping I would feel up to running but that may have been a little optimistic. I felt super achy all day. I don’t know if it was a side effect of the test or the biopsies but I just hurt. I figured the smarter thing to do was rest. Which ended up working out because my mom called needing me to run to the pharmacy for my dad. He went for a hike and came back with a ton of ticks!!! Yuck! Also, my mom is skeeved out about the 25K now. He had hiked part of the course and I know he never sat down. But late January should be fine tick wise… I hope. Yuck again.
Last Sunday, when I was shopping I treated myself to a little gift. I have been feeling a little uninspired and truthfully a little fluffy, so I picked up a new activity tracker, a Fitbit Flex. Not a Fuelband this time, come on I went through 3 of those in less than 18 months. Have you noticed you hardly ever hear about the Nike trackers anymore? I really considered the Garmin Vivosmart and Vivofit but I was really only interested in step tracking and sleep tracking. Plus it was kind of a steal as it was part of a Christmas sale. So far I am liking the app interface as well.
I really wish I could say the Fitbit was defective but I know I was just lying to myself. I have worn it everyday since Monday and Monday was the only day I cleared 10,000 steps. But even that doesn’t really count- it includes my 3.5 mile run. Even if I cut myself some slack for Tuesday and Wednesday due to the test- that still leaves Thursday and Friday. Did I mention I have a stand up desk? Standing is not the same as walking!!! I didn’t even clear 5000 steps on either day. I don’t see how that is possible on a Friday, I felt busier than that. Thursday, we were down two people and the number was still low. Apparently I need to step it up. Pun intended. I
kind of already knew this but seeing it spelled out on the phone means no more denial. I’m all for being a Slacker but that’s just sad. Oh, and as for sleep? I’m averaging 6 hours a night. Ouch. The only thing I am successfully completing/ exceeding is the suggested water intake.
What stands out about your week?
Are you ready for Christmas? I am so not.
Have you ever used a tracker? Thoughts?