Yesterday, I couldn’t make my brain work.

Just…seriously. I kept making ridiculous mistakes. I wrote a post and it was awful. Nothing would flow. I only got about five sentences. Stared a lot. Didn’t like it.

Finally erased it. Sat on the kitchen stool a lot though.

I was definitely a contender for the Olympic sittin’ there team.

bonus points if you get THAT reference… (and really…two posts of mine and you should have a clue)

So I took my broken brain and went to bed.

Cause that got the job done right there, now didn’t it?

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Nope. No it didn’t.

First thing this morning I was faced with the blinking curser in the corner.

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And then my brain kicked in and I could form sentences again.

Now, this isn’t life changing stuff or anything but I had wanted to mention it on the heels of the Celiac day I mentioned before, the lost day.

Last year, probably about this time, I bought myself a Fitbit.

They are all the rage and I thought I’d pick it up and see what trouble I could havoc with a new gadget.

I’m not too into gadgets, my husband will attest to that. I can barely tolerate my smart phone. I also wouldn’t give it up at this point.

But I put on that Fitbit and headed into the world.

I was motivated!

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So the Fitbit encourages you to get 10,000 steps a day. It gives you little “badges” of excitement when you get there. It tracks your sleep, your heart rate, it does it all.

I just wanted to see if I could motivate myself to get my 10,000 steps in. To include the elusive running I was having trouble getting done. If you remember, I would head out the door, get around the block and stop, walk back and go to bed. I was just.so.tired.

I figured it HAD to be motivation. It HAD to be me.

I wore it diligently on my wrist for two or three weeks I think…

Then I ripped it off and threw it in a drawer out of frustration, disappointment (in myself of course) and fear. A lot of fear.

I wasn’t even reaching 2000 steps on most days.

Anyone that knows me knows I have a freakish amount of energy. I’m up early, I’m in bed late. I do everything top speed.  I seldom sit still and even “sitting for coffee” is not something I do well because I fidget.

Well, I pulled it out of the drawer last week and so far I’m on two straight weeks of well over 10,000 steps a day.  One day I hit 17,000 steps.  Usually I hit around 13,000. That’s really the norm. I’m not going out of my way. There were two days, the days with migraines when I didn’t get a run in, felt awful and went straight to bed….I only got 8,000 steps in. Those were my down days.

SERIOUSLY.

I bet I was fun to live with during those days of ~sleeping24/7~

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I was up bright with the sun and decided to head out in the bitter cold for a run this morning and then heard our high was 62*

I think I’ll wait until later and take the puppy. He’ll like me.

It’s always smart to make points with the dog…

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4 Replies to “Yesterday, I couldn’t make my brain work.”

  1. So awesome that you’re taking more steps now! I bet that feels really good! I just got a garmin and was disturbed by how little I was moving on some lazy day (I am on holiday, but still!). It’s so good to be aware of!

    1. I love my Garmin and take it when I run but for daily steps the Fitbit is great to tell me if I am moving like a normal person. Which is nice to see! I was getting a little nervous there for awhile! ha.

  2. So jealous of your weather! I’m currently dealing with a door that’s frozen shut and can’t remember the last time I got to run with my poor dog (we don’t run on ice… I don’t trust him not to pull me/make me slip and fall). Enjoy that run for me and I’ll live vicariously through you 🙂

    1. Oh I am SO nervous of ice!! Denver is awesome for melting off, thank you Mile High City! We are hardly ever too cold for that! I’ll definitely run for you 🙂

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