Archives for: October 2008, 22
Today was overcast, windy, and cold. It's the time of year that I start dragging, due to Seasonal Affective Disorder. This was the first day of it. I could really feel it in Tae Kwon Do. My confidence just wasn't where it should be, and my energy was low.
The good news is that when I got cold and tired later in the day, I discovered a new use for my far infrared sauna. I used it and found that it really perked me up. It reminded me of college days when I'd spend time recharging in the tropical room of the greenhouse. It gave me more energy than a nap would have, and got me into the kitchen to cook dinner, rather than leave everyone to forage. It wasn't an exciting or elaborate dinner, but at least I put something on the table.
Dragging is ok, as long as I keep moving. Today was just too cold to get outside and walk, but the workout and the sauna definitely helped. Before my next taekwondo class, I'll be sure to use the sauna to warm up.