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Crash and Burn

06 Sep

As I said once before, I started P90X about a month ago following a moment of extreme late-night TV watching weakness. Once you get over the embarrassment of following a TV workout, it’s actually quite awesome. I have definitely gotten results over the first month and am very eager to continue with this progress.

The setup is that it consists of three weeks of a set workout involving several days of strength training, spaced with days of cardio, yoga and stretching. Then the fourth week is the break – which actually means just cardio and yoga (still excruciating). I just started day one of month two this morning and something odd and unprecedented happened – I completely bonked. I felt like crap starting out and just chalked it up to a fitful night of sleep and thought I’d recover by the time the warm-up was through. But that never happened. Instead, I completely crashed at the 20 minute mark and couldn’t go on.

Frankly, I’m a little concerned. I’ve been suffering from some creeping tiredness and depression of the past few days – nothing serious, I’ve just felt low on gas and a little unenthusiastic about getting pumped up and engaged. I wonder if I’m just fighting off a cold or something that is staying slightly below the radar. This is consistent with some other (very) mild symptoms of sore throat and headache.

I’ll keep my eye on it, but I hope it’s nothing.

Perhaps I can spend some time mowing the lawn this morning instead of working out. I have to listen to chapter 2 of “Your Inner Fish” for class today anyway. I was thinking of listening to it while taking a short run, but I think that’s out.

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