To working out today. Oh man, yesterday I was tired.
It started with yesterday's run. It was really hot and humid (for me), and I was scheduled to do 1mi-2mi-1mi at slightly slower than 10k pace. I felt tired when I started running, but many times I perk up once I get into the meat of the actual workout. That was true yesterday, too, and I really pushed myself. Times weren't great but they weren't terrible either. I usually do 8mi during my weekday runs, but I went straight back to the apartment after finishing the last fast mile. That gave me 7.5mi, which I would normally get up to 8 by doing some laps through the complex. But not yesterday. At 7.5 I was DONE. I was not interested in doing the last .5.
So I went to work and felt kind of crappy. I guzzled water, trying to get rehydrated. I was busy in the morning so I didn't think about it too much and figured I'd feel better after lunch. Lunch came and went and I didn't feel great but I didn't feel terrible either. I finished what I was working on for a meeting today and tried to focus on another project. And it was just not going to happen. I felt crappy. I couldn't concentrate. I was tired. I knew nothing was going to get done. So I took 2 more furlough hours (we have to take 8 in a week so I would have had to take them sometime before Friday) and went home. That says a lot because I pride myself in not taking sick time. I've only taken one sick day in the 2 years I've worked at my job.
I laid down on the couch at 3pm and didn't get up until it was time to make dinner at 6pm. We ate and walked and then I came back and got ready for bed. Last night I slept from about 8:30pm to 5:30am, and in the spirit of actually getting all my energy back, I'm taking today off working out. I don't think it was all fatigue- I think my electrolytes might have been wonky from drinking so much water and not really having any salt during the day- but it was definitely a component.
Well, that's my tale of woe. I'm feeling much better, if still a little lethargic, this morning, and I'm ready to go back to work. Hopefully that's the only time that will happen before the marathon!