A Sluggish Week

I am TIRED. It was a WEEK. We have sick kids (two with coughs/colds, one who is getting over an ear infection and one who had a stomach bug), which means less-than-stellar sleep. Sunday night, I ended up with just over three hours of sleep (and this was right after a few days in a row of GM waking up at 3 a.m. and not going back to sleep) thanks to sick kiddos, and that set me up as very very sleepy all week long. I went to bed at 8:30 Thursday night, which is earlier than usual for me, and still could barely get out of bed when my alarm went off Friday morning at 4:30! Needless to say, I’m ready for a few days off and holiday break.

Knowing that, this week wasn’t my best.  I was NOT feeling my runs this week. I was slow, late getting outside so didn’t have as much time (again, couldn’t get out of bed), and I didn’t put in my daily DR exercises (because I didn’t get out of bed on time). But on the bright side – the weather was great all week and I even got in a run every day (including after said 3.5 hr of sleep night) Hoping that next few weeks are better!

Sunday: 4.1 miles — I LOVE weekends because I can sleep “late” and it’s full sun when I run! I got in a run that made me feel so alive, and loved every minute of it. The sun was out, the sky was blue and I was feeling good about being outside.


Monday: 3.27 miles – With only getting 3ish hours of sleep, I had a goal of only getting in 3 miles. I was tired but knew the run would help wake me up. And it did! Later, I got in a good walk == it was 50 degrees out and I couldn’t resist.

Tuesday: 4.05 miles – I got to sleep in to 5:30, and was grateful for that — still, felt tired.

Wednesday – 4.07 sleepy miles 

Thursday – 4.03 miles 

Friday: 4.1 miles and some DR exercises – I had gone to bed Thursday night at 8:30, right after my office holiday party, and woke up feeling a little more refreshed than the other days. But still didn’t get out of bed right away.

Saturday: 4.4  miles 

total mileage:  28.02 mi

Questions for you:

  • So much crud is going around! Have you/your family been sick lately?
  • What’s the perfect amount of sleep for you? 

 l am linking up with Deborah and Kim for the Weekly Run Down.

7 thoughts on “A Sluggish Week

  1. Sorry to hear about all that crud.

    All is good here but no kids at home.

    I need 7 hours. But my sleep is already restless so I’m often feeling tired.

    Still you got in a lot of miles.

  2. Sorry the tough week, Melissa! Hopefully everyone has rallied back by now (or will soon). You still had a decent week of mileage considering the lack of sleep 😉

  3. Oh my goodness, the woes of sick kids! I hope they are better and that you won’t get what they had! it must be hard to get proper exercise in after those sleepless nights. I know I wouldn’t be able to do 5K after only 3 hours sleep!
    There’s a lot of nasty stuff going around but I’m ok so far. I think I’m quite not-picky with sleep, I tend to be ok after 6 hours. Perhaps after I worked nights for quite a few years.

  4. Mr PugRunner has been unwell (although not sick in a crud or contagious sense), and we are dealing with that. It can be draining for the whole house. The flu is going around, too. Ugh.

    I hope you are all on the mend and back to yourselves soon.

  5. My kiddos have been sick a ton this week too. (Actually pretty much they’ve been sick for the last month and a half it feels. We just cannot shake this sickness). It’s been a rough year for that. And I definitely feel as though the mom exhaustion that follows has made me refuse to work out. I’ve got to get back into the swing of it!!

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