I feel so blah these past several days. I think a lot of it has to do with being stuck around the house and taking care of everybody. I’m not complaining – I’m very glad my husband got his knee fixed, and I love the dogs. It just takes its toll after a while.
The problem is, when I feel like crap, I eat like crap. I automatically revert back to my toast with peanut butter phase where that’s all I eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And the more I do that, the worse I feel. It’s a vicious cycle. And it’s not a thin little layer of peanut butter. We’re taking a big, thick layer of LOTS of peanut butter. Gross. But sooooooo good.
I did attempt to actually cook a dinner tonight. I wanted to use up the veggies we had sitting around so I made spaghetti squash with roasted butternut squash, onions, garlic, red and green peppers, and feta cheese. It turned out just so-so. Not horrible, but it was definitely missing something. It was a little bland. Also, I have definitely not figured out how to peel a butternut squash because it took forever and I didn’t get it fully peeled so some pieces were a little tough. All in all, not my best cooking. But it was a valiant effort.
To go along with all this, I decided to not do my 4 miler tonight. missing a short little 4 miler won’t hurt me in my training, and I really needed a day off from running. I’m exhausted, and also mentally frustrated becuase the last two runs I’ve had (Tuesday and Wednesday) were pretty bad. I really had to push through them. I know the mental battle won’t go away without just running through it, but at least I can rest a little and get some more energy so I can have good long runs this weekend.
I think my brain and body have just atrophied during my vacation. I love teaching at a college, and I love the time off, but I get really, really lazy near the end of my breaks. It’s hard to snap out of it. And I still have another week and a half to go. Although, there’s a lot of things I need to prep for this coming semester, so it’s not really all free time.
So I pose this question to all of you out there…
What do you do when you get in a funk? How do you get yourself out of it?