When Exhaustion Tries to Take Over

With last week’s post in mind, focusing on discipline, I was well-disciplined this week. It feels good, but it also feels exhausting. Thursday was my day off and ever since then I’ve been wondering how I’m possibly going to make it. That being said, I know that the first few weeks of training can be difficult to get through. My body is just not used to be stressed in this way and it is telling my brain to quit. This is where a strong mind comes in. It is imperative to stay positive and know that I can keep training and that I will be fine.

My rest day was absolutely awful. It was by-none the worst day of the week. My body felt completely drained. Also, I was really disorganized on Wednesday and didn’t have the proper food to make a decent lunch. So I basically didn’t eat lunch and then at work I ate a donut. It seemed like a good idea, but I’m pretty sure it was my hungry body overpowering my “strong” mind. By the way, I’m not 100% sure, but I’m pretty sure donuts are NOT vegan. I don’t even know why I had one. After I ate it, I knew that it had dairy in it. It sent my body reeling for a good 5 hours – I thought I was going to puke, but had stomach cramps for a while and then just felt crappy. It’s 3 days later and I still don’t feel completely better. It will probably just take a couple more days and a few more workouts.

This next week will likely be a little less intense than last week. I’ve started putting my workouts on Beginner Triathlete and you can see them on there. It is not the easiest website to use, but it is where my training buddies are putting there’s and I do like some parts of it. I have not found one that I like completely so I’ll give this one the ol’ college try.

Also this past week I decided to drain the blood blister that has been getting bigger and bigger on my right foot. I’m pretty sure that it has developed because of running in the snow. The sliding and difficulty with staying firmly planted on the ground has resulted in some rubbing on my bunions. I have really bad feet in general. Anyway, the blood blister has been a source of pain for sure and after some reading on how to drain it (some websites saying that one should not drain it), I decided to do it. Luckily for you, dear reader, I took some photos!

Blood blister before drainage
My poor feet.
Draining the blood blister from the bottom.
After drainage

All that being said, my body feels pretty good. I’ve been doing lots of stretching and abs and some strength training. Other than the overall feeling of tiredness and a bit of some IT-band tightness in my right food, my body feels pretty good.

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