A – Z April: E

The treadmill bores down on my calves, every step a burden. I can feel them wanting to cramp. I can feel my arches start to tense. My lungs burn and my vision starts to lose color. I’m about to reach that euphoric stage. I know it’s bad, I’m not entirely sure what causes it, but I know it means I am tired and likely a bit more dehydrated than I should ever admit.

I get off the treadmill and head into the locker room. When I try to get my swimsuit on, everything is screaming at me. My feet nearly cramp up, but stretching after my run helped them.

Driving home, when I got out of the car after truly resting, every step was a strain on my endurance. Every step created pain and fatigue.

Yet here I am, today, at that treadmill again. I could only go 2.16 miles in 40 minutes yesterday. I know my calves hurt. But today I will go 2.25, and my body will shut up and like it.

I am exhausted. I am endurance.

9 Comments on “Exhaustion

  1. I’m dreading a return to the treadmill. I’m glad you’re doing it and feeling good about it. I’m wondering what’s going to be your post for “F”. 🙂

  2. Don’t overdo it! Yeah, I know that’s the whole point, but you’re just starting again. This is when you can seriously hurt yourself. And drink more water, damnit!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Spreading the Writer's Word

...like butta' on your toast!

S. Overby's This is Not Hitchhiker's Guide

Don't Panic! It's just my collection of book reviews, writing, and other randomness.

The Word-hoard

some unlocked thoughts on writing, reading, hobbit feeding

Dragon Soul Press

Where Dreams Take Flight


I'm visiting each place in the song "I've Been Everywhere". This is my story.

Soraya Corcoran

Fantasy Writer and Cartographer

Phoebe Darqueling

Author of Sci Fi and Fantasy

K. M. Carroll, Author

Fun, fantastical escapes


"Before the sea she stood, still as a statue but for the wind rippling in her loose lavender-grey dress and toying with her black hair - it billowed in the salty breath of the ocean like a flag of defiance."


The gentle musings of a madman...

Author David Wiley

Author of science fiction and fantasy stories, choosing to write the stories that he would love to read.

Scribe's Canvas

a place for a little bit of everything


Follow along with the hijinks of an emerging writer

Trials and Tribulations of Writing Fiction

my little reading & writing corner of the internet

God Calling by Two Listeners

A classic daily devotional

Be the Beauty

My journey to being the beauty that lives inside my dreams...

R. Talsorian Games

We create worlds you can only imagine.

Rachael's Reads


%d bloggers like this: