Okay, this may be a little too “woo-woo” for my scientifically inclined readers, but I’m going to ask it anyway.
So, I used to walk Mrs. Wigglebottom every week day and take her to the park for a big long walk on one day on the weekend. Basically, for the last four or five weeks, forget about it. I’ve been sleeping like shit and stressed out and then I had my surgery and so that was a week out of commission and blah blah blah.
So, this has been the first week we’ve been back to anything approaching a normal schedule–to the park on Sunday and then walks in the morning.
And here’s what I’m noticing. I’m finding it really, really unpleasant. Like, when I set out for the walk, I feel great and the wind is in my hair and the cool air feels nice on my face and the dog looks cute and off we go. But as I start to warm up, I start to feel like shit.
Not physically. But emotionally.
This is what it seems like. It seems like all this stuff that I’ve had to either push aside or only let out in small bits has just soaked into me and as I move around, it’s like as the muscles move around, that shit works its way back up and, I hope, out.
It really sucks. Now, this morning, at the end of our walk, I was feeling that familiar upbeat feeling I normally feel for the last part of our walk, but I came home feeling like I’d been through the emotional ringer.
So, tell me, exercise-y types, have you had similar experiences? To what do you attribute it? And will it eventually go away?