As a challenge, I’m going to run, bike or swim every day in January.
Almost halfway and it’s taken to today to realise that my 31 day challenge should say “As a challenge, I’m going to run, bike or swim AND WRITE A DAILY BLOG POST every day in January.”
Today’s blog post is brought to by the letter “T” for tired. Last night I fell asleep while watch the film Training Day, which was an apt title to watch in the middle of this challenge. I felt sleepy before I started watching the film but I can’t solely blame days one to fourteen for the tiredness building up. The film was more overcooked than a egg left to boil for 24 hours and contained more ham in Denzil Washington’s performance than Porky Pig eating Bernard Matthew’s pork pie.
This morning was no better. Still tired. A persistent fatigue rather than the one off ache of recovery from a previous days effort. But, 16 days still to go… back to it.
How was it? Once I started, it was fine. Good even. But as soon I finished I felt more tired than when I started rather than invigorated by post exercise endorphins. Luckily my wife was trying to learn to make popcorn so for the rest of the afternoon I’ve had fresh popcorn every 30 minutes as she tries to perfect how to make it. Who needs a recovery shake when you’ve got fresh popcorn?