Tonight, because I made a pact with Mena that we were going to damn well put our dusty exercise equipment to use, I rode my exercise bike for 45 minutes. The longer I rode, the better my mood got and the clearer my thinking got. I realized I hadn’t had a good relaxing physical workout since I walked on the morning of November 11th. I’d walked in a bad mood, I’d walked short distances in non-relaxing environments (hello, Costco), I’d had relatively non-athletic sex, but no pure time of just moving my body and letting my mind clear.
Ahhhh, so that’s what I’ve been missing. I feel loads better. Thanks to everyone who’s been patient & supportive over the last few weeks. There was a lot to stress over and my forgetting (or being too sick) to move my body and release some of that tension didn’t help me be easier to be around.