Sleeping is trickier to fix. Because it's not a choice. I am trying to go to bed earlier but things still need to be done. When you're away all day there are certain evening chores we need to do to catch up; not to mention staying up late to create awesome lectures for the new course. So Im trying to get to bed earlier, skipping most TV watching, reading very little (even tho I got a good book), and keeping activities in the evening light. I can fall asleep in seconds. But every morning I am waking at like 430 am. Part of the problem is definitely the cat. He wants company at 430 am. He starts the grooming on the bed, moving, meowing, playing under the bed, knocking stuff off the nightstand, clawing at the pillows under my head, clawing at the carpet, playing with his mouse, meowing out the window; I can lock him out but some nights that just means he is desparate to get in and claws at the door. This is making sleep really hard. It's even worse than husband snoring! Its even worse than sleeping with smallest child!
I could lock him in the basement where he would make enough noise to keep the oldest child awake. Although seems she can sleep through a hurricane so that might be an option tonight.
But once I am awake the mind starts going through what has to be done that day, and that's it. The end of sleep. If I could clear my mind before the imaginary lists start, I might be better off. I am making lists of the kid's activities, where they are and where they need to go; I start going over what I need to do for work. What I need to do for Cross Country. And even one morning at 4 am I was going through a lecture I needed to give that day. It was the best lecture ever! Totally on Phylogenetics and Cladistics! :)
Sleep is a problem.
Im not doing much warm up. I figure running up and down the stairs with laundry and running around doing the chores is enough. That's not changed much. I am stretching afterwards tho, and trying to do a lot of foam rolling, although that getting on the floor usually means Im a plaything for the cats.
And speed. Maybe I am trying too hard for each run to be a good one, and not wanting to waste my time on "junk miles", since reading something that said if we are not either pushing it a little or running for like 3 hours, everything else is just junk miles and does nothing to advance the running. Im tense and in a hurry because I have too much to do. Im not relaxing, and trying to fit too much into too little time. And time wasting is something I am well accomplished at. Breaking bad habits has been really hard.
In trying to improve the running, I am trying to fix some issues. It's a slow process that I tend to sabotage at all corners. A work in progress.
Sunday I didn't run which means I was hoping on Monday to have a long run. HA when did I think that was going to happen?
|The road is running away!|
|Bridge they talked about closing. My kids were swimming here a week ago|