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I wonder why...

...when it was getting time to leave work for the day, and I was feeling a little under the weather, feeling like maybe I should have gotten out a little early to go rest up from an oncoming cough...

...my body insisted that walking outside was incredibly invigorating, and exactly what I needed.

I walked from Alewife to Davis on the bike path, then from Davis home via the bank (deposit! yay!) and Your Move Games (still no Transhuman Space sourcebooks! boo!)... and it was great. I didn't feel very cold, it wasn't frozen or even slushy enough to be annoying (except for one or two places), and I even got to help a lost person find the Fresh Pond Shopping Center. I listened to the Moody Blues Live at Red Rocks album the whole way, since random chance had my iPod toss "Overture" on as I was passing the train station... It was incredible!

And then I got home and was feeling pretty good for a while, played some game, paid some bills, socialized in the living room some... ...and now I'm feeling worse than I did when I left work.

Hmm. I thought the body was supposed to know what it needed.


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Jan. 7th, 2005 01:06 pm (UTC)
When I have a cold, I find that I can feel fine all day and then about an hour before I'd want to go to bed start feeling crappy and symptomatic again. Perhaps that's what going on?

If your respiratory system wasn't complaining while you were out walking, then you did the right thing. You're not feeling worse because of it. And look at all you got done in the evening after you got home!
Jan. 7th, 2005 06:34 pm (UTC)
Also, unless you exercise all the time, there is going to be some soreness as the body recovers from it. So don't worry about it. If you're not feeling pain during the walk, there's nothing wrong with you.

And exercising more often will raise your energy level so walking everyday would be a good thing. :)
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