Respect the taper

…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!

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