Wednesday, December 22, 2010
O Tidings of Comfort and Joy
Yes, I wrote so excited on Monday with talk of cross training, swimming, skiing, and even doing pushups. Wham! Woke up on Tuesday with a bad cold. Head cloggy, body aching, nose plugged, yuck. The only time I got up was to go to the GI specialist. Today I made it downstairs, and while I certainly did not exercise today, at least I'm sitting up and have been awake for most of the day. But the timing has been good - thank goodness for Christmas vacation. Really, the body knows how to hold on when needed, and then when life lets up, so does the body. Now I've got the right excuse to take it easy over the next few days.
There's been a lot of "I heart speedwork" blogs on the Loop lately, which I agree. There's nothing like hitting your splits, or going even faster than expected. I think it's like getting a gold star for the day before it already starts.
But I did get another gold star today - a 4.0 for the semester. First time ever, and I'm not going to lie, pretty proud. And as crappy as I feel today, that is definitely a gold star. Hard work pays off, for sure.
But the real comfort and joy was during my rest day today. While resting on the couch, I put in "You've Got Mail," one of my favorite movies. The little emails Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks send each other are so cute; I absolutely love them, "You're more likely to talk about nothing than something. But I just want to say that all this nothing has meant more to me than so many somethings." I also got in a family dinner, and good conversation with a dear friend. All great things on a day that could've ended just on the couch. Comfort and joy for sure.