Last night the Benadryl was so ineffective that I dreamed my nose was horribly clogged up. And that I was teaching swimming classes in my classroom. It was vivid, I'll say that much.
I've been coughing, so I didn't want to push myself into a coughing fit or into a wheezy asthma attack. I actually made decent time, under the circumstances.
When I got back to my car at the end of my distance, the nerves on my head got a cool chill that spread down through my shoulders and into my legs and feet. I went a little lightheaded and unfamiliarly "good" feeling. Kind of an ooh-whats-that? I remember the sensation from middle school runs around the football field when I lost all feeling below my waist, but this worried me.
I looked up what an endorphin rush feels like. Experts say it's the same thing as an orgasm, without the involvement of anything sexual. So THAT'S why I didn't recognize it!
*snicker* ba-dum-bump. Hey, that's not my fault. I'm just the victim of a relentless tease. Everybody knows you can't put a normal plant in a dark closet and then expect it to blossom. It needs love, attention, and a little exposure to light. I'm not a Christmas cactus that you put in a dark lonely place for six weeks and then out pops a happy mass of blooms.
The dumb thing is that it snuck up on me as I was finishing and then stopped because I did. So, does this mean that I'll get the runner's high after THAT distance? Now I understand why a friend of mine told me it suddenly becomes easier for him to run after three miles than before.
Well, I'll be darned. Maybe the next time I feel the tingles starting I'll just keep running and see what happens. I was increasing my mileage anyway.
Running isn't easy or a lot of fun yet. I'm hoping that when I'm smaller, I'll enjoy it more. Right now I have to cling to every tiny good thing anyone says about the improvements they see in my body.
Today, my sister said she can see my abs developing. There's a line down the middle and the sides are becoming defined. Still, it's going to take a long time to get rid of my belly. It makes me wish that I could jus go have liposuction to start seeing obvious results.
See, I told you I've got abs. They're just a bit hidden. :)