…I keep telling my body, but it is really disobeying. Last night I was in bed by 9p. Yes, 9p. Yet, I never got a solid hour of sleep until 5a. Argh. All night long I tossed and turned because my arms and legs felt restless. Honestly, my body seemed ready to run a marathon right then and there (at least it felt that way). So irritating. So as you can guess, no workout occurred this morning. I finally rolled out of bed very un-refreshed, and got ready for work.
Work was busy again as I worked on the last projects / tasks for the go-live, and as chipper as I tried to be to coworkers, they could tell I was dragging. With the go-live right around the corner, several people asked me if I was just worried or stressed about the go-live and to their surprise, I responded, ‘no, I’m losing sleep about the half-ironman next weekend’. To be honest, I am a bit stressed about the go-live, but I’ve done this before, so I know what to expect. A half-iron distance? Not so much. Too many unknowns make me nervous.
Anyways, enough whining (that’s what I’ve been doing a lot it seems… I promise I’m done!), I finally kicked my tired rump into gear and did a 20 mile ride followed by a 2 mile brick run. I felt much better after the workout, and if you can believe it, I also felt more recharged! That feeling better go away soon because I really need sleep tonight!
On a side note, the weather right now is amazing! When I took the little guy out on a walk tonight the air was crisp and even a bit chilly, I love it!! Fall, I’ve missed you!! The only thing missing is long weekend runs in Forest Park and the sound of leaves crunching under my feet. I cannot wait. Too bad Patrick doesn’t like wearing Halloween costumes or I’d already be planning one for him to wear this year. His debut lady-bug costume two years ago was not a success and since then I’ve been respecting his wishes to not dress up. Good thing baby C has agreed to wear the Halloween bib I bought her this year, phew!