I have some good news to report: the toe is better! I can wear one pair of work shoes AND I’m up to five minutes of running so far. I’m going to take it easy coming back, continuing with short runs before/after cross training. In other news, I decided to go back on Zoloft as things were just not improving mood wise. Each week my anxiety seemed to get worse. Even though I was able to function, it constantly felt like I was on the verge of spiraling out of control. Through this recent experiment, I learned to view medication intervention as an additional tool for wellness. My doctor had initially informed me that one learns whether or not medication is helpful for them by going off and seeing what happens. Well, that experiment is over and now I have some additional tools to add to my toolbox of wellness, meditation also being one of them.
Monday: 13 mile bike ride and 40 minute swim
Wednesday: 40 minute swim and 3 minute run! Oh did it feel so good! The future looks brighter.
Thursday: 13 miles cycling
Friday: 30 minute swim and 5 minute run!
Saturday: 20 miles cycling after accidentally being served 2 cups of regular coffee instead of decaf. I had a lot of energy that needed to be expended. This was a very challenging day as a result of the waiter’s error.
Sunday: 40 minute swim and about to do another 5-10 minute run with James.
Total: 46 miles cycling, roughly 3 miles swimming, and a little bit of running