Friday, August 04, 2006

a little better now

After I finished my last post and finally dragged myself away from the computer, I decided to go out on my bike. I think I'm still recovering from the race -- about half an hour out, my legs felt like squeezed-out oranges -- there was no juice left. I was probably pretty slow on the way back.

Still, the fresh air and sunshine cleared my head and getting out helped me to put things in perspective. My body might not be perfect but it's the ony one I have, and it takes me where I need to go. I need to remember to be grateful for that.


  1. I don't know if this applies to you too - it does to me.

    I have finally figured out that when I have an UP (like your race) then what follows is a fairly severe DOWN. Not exactly manic - but there none the lesss. When the UP part is done, I feel a strong sense of failure and I don't know why. Is it that I think it should be the UP moments all the time? I don't know. Your posting yesterday really struck a cord with me - because I could identify with your dynamics with your husband, your feelings and perhaps the "pattern of it all."

    I am just barely hanging in there myself - youngest's upcoming test is just eating at me. And interestingly I HAVE NO APPETITE - hard time eating all my food. Yes, that is quite a switch for me too . . .

  2. I think you're right -- it was a letdown after such a peak experience to get back to regular life.

    I will be keeping you and your daughter in my thoughts on Wednesday. I hope everything goes well and that it's not too hard on either of you.


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