I've been told lately that there are too many long posts up and that people want a sec to catch up. Okay- so here you have it tonight!!
A few brief updates:
There will actually be less narrative posts, I think, in the next two weeks because I start a huge project on Monday (yay) and anticipate being busy at night getting ready for the morning. Due to my new project over the next two weeks . . .
I also ! am bravely ! starting !! a morning !!! workout !!!! routine tomorrow !!!!! I'm going to try to work out in the morning, which I only succeeded in doing at Pulmonary Rehab. But I DID do it. But it sucked. But I DID do it. I think it is ultimately better for my lungs to go through that process, though it is not more gentle on them or on my diaphragm, because I have pretty bad morning cough. BUT it makes the rest of the day better. I don't know.
I'm going to try it though... I'll report back. In an ideal world, I could exercise at 5PM or 6PM when I'm home before dinner, feel like it, I am intellectually drained from the day but not physically tired, and my lungs would remain clear a full 24 hours until the next workout. Alas, the world is not ideal.
The downsides (for me) to a morning workout are: I am not that coherent in the morning, have to lay out workout shoes, socks on the treadmill; neurotic fear or sleeping through it that interrupts sleep; actual sleeping through it; general loss of sleep associated with waking up earlier; cats do not seem in favor of it; I cough harder but get less up. Real morning airway clearance still happens in the shower best (for me) with the steam; my diaphragm/abdomen gets sore more often and more easily from this rougher coughing; morning workouts rule out breakfast by increasing my morning nausea; I don't get as clear of an idea of my O2 needs because my O2 is significantly worse upon waking, gets better when up and about.
Upsides: Lungs do clear better during shower; lungs are clearer for the start of the work day; Workout is done so I feel like a superwoman all day thinking, "I worked out at 5:30, what did YOU do today?!"; general bragging rights; its cooler out in the morning; if I get in the rhythm I can commit to it 100% No schedule conflicts with the ass-crack of morning.
Tell me this, bloggy readers, when do you exercise?