Doyle's Emerald Necklace

Doyle's Emerald Necklace

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Sunday 8/23/15

I decided to take a zero on Sunday. My legs were toast from the two races and 17-mile mountain run over the previous 3 days, so I felt like I needed a break. I had a big day planned with John for a hike up to Tuckerman Ravine, but that ended up not happening. John was really tired and slept almost the whole day. I thought that he just hadn't gotten enough sleep, but I think he was fighting off something.

I shortened our hiking plans to an easy walk to Ripley Falls, only 1.2 miles roundtrip, thinking it would fun for him and perk him up, but he slept the whole way there, then looked like a zombie the whole walk. When we got to the waterfall, he slept there, too!
John sleeping in front of Ripley Falls



He woke up for the walk back to the car, but still looked like a zombie. I stopped at Trails End to get him ice cream. He ate it, but then went back to sleep in the car on the ride home. It took me forever to get him out of the car, and then he slept for 4 more hours! I figured he really must need the sleep because this isn't typical for him, so I just let him be.

I decided that evening that I was going to commit back to lifting weights 2-3 days a week, just like I used to up until a year ago. I've lost so much muscle since then! I decided it was time, so I did my first workout that worked the legs, back of the shoulders and chest. I was surprised to be able to lift the same weight that I left off with, so I must still be fairly strong. It was only about 45 minutes, but it kicked my ass. I'd like to do this 3 days a week, but it will depend on my running/racing schedule whether it's 2 or 3 days a week. I don't want to mess up the good thing I have going.

John woke up around 10:30pm. He was hungry, but only for a bowl of cereal, which he ate. He stayed awake maybe an hour before going back to sleep for the night. Poor kid.

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