This weekend I realized I need more hours of sleep especially since my mileage has increased. Last week my miles added up, 4 Tuesday, 8 Wednesday, (I skipped Thursday..oops), and 16 on Saturday. I took a short nap after my run on Saturday. Then I went and ran some errands with the family. Sunday morning, I got up for church, came home ate lunch, attempted to ice skate for a couple hours (it was fun and I called it ice wobbling), we went out to dinner, then went to Mass at 7pm. During Mass, I thought I was going to sleep right then and there. My eyelids were so heavy! We came home and then after finishing up some laundry, Erik and I decided to put in a movie, The Avengers, great movie but it was started at 10pm. So at about 1am I went to sleep. Luckily I have Mondays off work and running. Yesterday, Monday after sending my boys off to school, I went to sleep. I slept so much yesterday and then went to bed at night around 11pm so sleepy! I woke up this morning groggy.
It’s 8am and the boys are off to school and Erik is off to work. I start my work day at 12pm today. This weeks runs include: 4miles-tues, 8 miles wed, 5 miles thurs, and 12 miles sat. Monday and Fridays are rest days Thank God! I generally tend to miss my Thursday runs because I start work at 9am. It’s hard to get out there. Today I am actually going to run my 5 miler. It’s supposed to rain so I’m heading out there with my rain jacket. I know it will make my day feel more energized and better. Knowing I have 5 miles ahead of me is not daunting and I know I can get it done. What a difference, before I thought 5 miles is so long, and now after running double digits, 5 miles is nothing. I have 4 half marathons under my belt so long distances are not foreign to me, but I have never run a marathon let alone run so many miles in a week. My body is making the adjustment and forcing me to sleep! Which is ok with me! My new bed time is 9pm. I am off work at 8pm today so I will get home, get in my pj’s, and crawl into bed.
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Going to run now, Happy miles everyone!