I had all morning/afternoon to go for a run….and what did I do? I waited until 3pm. I have class at 4pm. Which means I apologized to my seat neighbors for literally fanning my sweaty self in class for an hour and a half.
Today was a BEAUTIFUL day!! ((minus the 33mph head winds)) It was 79 degrees out!!!!!!! It was the first time I had sweat on a run since like September. Well I guess I got nice and nasty in Mexico in January on vacation, but that doesn’t count. It felt great to feel disgusting again. You know what I mean?!? It’s like your body saying, “Ya Girl…. You just killed it out there. High five!” …. at least that is what my sweat says to me…
I was home this afternoon for lunch for the first time in weeks. After finally getting my paper turned in I rewarded myself with going home for the afternoon and playing around on the internet, reading Runners World amazon.com shopping for new running books, and Half-Marathon race browsing. All in all a great morning/afternoon. Downfall? I ate everything in m pantry. Seriously. And I think I know why—>
I am extremely sleep deprived from the last 2 weeks of school. I get on average 4.5-5.5 hrs of sleep each night. And I workout multiple times a day. And I am stressed during most all of the hours I am awake. Every running book/health magazine I have read in the past few days all agree on one thing: When you are not getting enough sleep, you crave starchy/salty/sweet/processed food, and you crave it in LARGE amounts as your body tries and keeps functioning at the level you demand of it.
Whelp, that just about explains it. It also explains that after I ate my pantry at 11am this afternoon, I tried to run at 1:30, but instead took an hour and a half nap (hence the 3pm run). That is a long nap! My body is telling me to get more sleep!!!!
So goal tonight and for the next couple days? Do not set an alarm, and let my body wake up naturally. (And I will take a Melatonin before bed to “help”). I will have my Dad text me 15 mins before class in the morning to make sure I am awake for it. He will be my alarm clock.
Lastly for the evening, I am Crossfitting at 5:45, which will indeed be my 3rd workout of the day. I don’t do that too often, but the consequence of canceling a Crossfit class within a 2 hour window is a 2000 meter row. I already owe them one from last week…. not in the mood to make it a 4000m row.
Have a great evening everyone!!!