3 people suffering from colds
25 hours clean sweep cleaning a house
2 family Thanksgivings
1 church luncheon
57.9 miles run
Return to Insanity
Start of HHBC
13 Hours of driving
1 Dead mouse
1 crying little boy
Mix all ingredients over a six day period.
That was the recipe I used to end up in bed this morning until 9 o'clock feeling like a bus had run over me. I had pushed myself to my max and finally my body told me that was it. It was done. It needed some rest. So this morning when that little boy was crying again I snuggled in bed with him. The super secret spy would handle taking S'ghetti girl to school. I had already packed lunches so back to bed I went without a second thought.
I didn't dream about missing an early morning run. I didn't dream about all that cleaning. I didn't dream about that mouse. I didn't dream about Shawn T. Well, I might have a little. And when I woke 2 1/2 hours later, I didn't have a single regret for having fallen asleep. LBM needed the comfort of mommy with him and my body had hit it's Max. It was time to pause.
I'll still run later today but maybe a shorter distance at a gentle pace. I'll probably still do Insanity thanks to taking a little extra time this morning to allow my body to rest. And if I don't I may lose all use of my arms by tomorrow.
While I wouldn't recommend this recipe to others and I hope to not use it again any time soon. But it did allow me to quickly see how everything in life can add up. The past 6 days helped remind me that it's okay to push myself even when life gets hectic and it's also just as okay to allow myself a little extra rest.
What does it take for you to reach your max?