Thursday, July 08, 2010

Sense and Sensibility

In the past 2 years as I have become a runner, I've learned some things about body-sensing as I run -- taking a physical head-to-toe inventory as I am running, to stay relaxed, to maintain good form, etc. It has been a great help, and feels very Zen.

Just recently I have been noticing this flowing over to other areas of my days. Like, if I eat a big bowl of ice cream 30 minutes before I go to bed, I don't sleep well, because of the sugar rush. If I drink 2-3 glasses of water within an hour or so of going to bed, then I have to get up to pee in the middle of the night. But if I allow myself to go a few hours after eating & drinking before going to bed, I sleep much better.

And if I eat nutritious foods in healthy portion sizes, I have more energy and feel better throughout the day.

I'm almost 45 and I'm just now figuring that out? DUH! LOL!

Better late than never,

~ Keith

3 comments:

Nina said...

Yeah, I keep "relearning" if I actually go to bed earlier, I get more sleep, and I feel better the next day. Seems like any 10 year old could figure that out.

joyq said...

Don't even get me started. I am 28 years old and I swear I am relearning things I 1st learned in grammar school. Things about my body, (sleep is not optional!) my heart (reading is not optional!) and my goals (living without goals is no way to live, in my opinion.)

Pretty much I am a work in progress... s l o w progress, but progress dangit!

Can Opener Boy said...

@Nina -- I KNOW, huh!??!

@Joy -- I KNOW, huh??!? -- PS, so when are we going to do a salem blogger 5k?