Yesterday was a long day. An awesome day, but a long day. I went to the ceremony pictured above (my photos are much less awesome). My job affords me a lot of very cool opportunities.
But it meant that yesterday was exhausting. And I realized that when I get stressed, I forget to take care of myself. Hydration, for example. I realized that by the time I got out of the ceremony, I had managed to consume only about 24 ounces of water all day (plus two mugs of tea and a mug of coffee). I try to get in 80 ounces before 5pm, so this wasn’t great. And it probably contributed to my exhaustion.
I wanted nothing more than to head home, stop by a take-out place and get dinner, and plop down on the couch. But that wasn’t really a viable option. So instead, I got home, chugged some water, and hopped onto the treadmill to get in my 4 mile run while watching an episode of The West Wing.
(Side note – if you’re a West Wing fan and not listening to the podcast Josh Malina is doing with a friend discussing each of the episodes, you are missing out.)
And by the end of the run, I felt a lot better. I still wanted to crawl into bed, but I definitely felt less exhausted. And I was glad to have gotten in the workout. My first tri of the season isn’t that far away, and I need to be getting in my workouts. And also taking care of myself. Today’s goal? Lots of water.