January, 1 2019. I am sick as a dog. It started as a little chest thing on Monday, and was full blown chest cold/flu yesterday.
Today – day one of my goal to get outside and get moving every single day of this year – my chest is wheezing and I can’t breathe through my nose. Oh, and the fatigue. Oh, and it is 12° outside.
We got out on the XC skis. It was cold, but the sky was blue and the sun heated our cores. The trail was fast and the crisp air helped clear my stuffy nose. I made it an hour before the fatigue set in and I knew it was time to call it.
Full disclosure, yesterday was the worst of the sickness and beside some light stretching, I took the day off. I slept a lot. Rest is important, especially when you are sick. The more you move and get to know your body, the easier it will be to know when you need and don’t need rest.
Today I knew I could find the balance of getting some fresh air and not over doing it. With the exception of a few circumstances in life, (only a few), I still believe any movement, no matter how big or small – short or long – is still better than no movement at all and can always be worked in to your day. Even rest days can and should include light, easy movement.
So, day one already an adventure – as it usually is in the mountains. I am excited to see what the rest of this year will bring.
Get wild, be free.
We spoiled each other for Christmas and bought ourselves a VitaMix. Tonight we made hummus and pita bread. Another goal of mine this year is to really dive in to healthy eating and home make as much as I have time for. I will also get better at taking food pictures.