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?