i must be crazy to volunteer for this. well, actually, i didn't just volunteer, i was the one that brought it up!
before the baby was born, almost 18 months ago, i ran a 4 mile loop in the morning before mitch left for work at 6:30. it was a great way to get the exercise out of the way and to start my day off right. not to mention the raised metabolism to burn all those extra calories i love to eat! i didn't go every morning, but once or twice a week.
when the baby was born that came to a screeching halt! never to be revisited again, until this morning!
my running has been going really well since i started my tickers on the side of the blog. i started out going about 3 miles, 3 times a week. then last week i got up to 4 miles and it felt good! so, when i saw rachael at the memorial service on saturday, i decided i was ready to recommit myself, and rachael, to the early morning run!
we were both very excited to start running together again, not only for the exercise, but, more importantly, for the great conversation we enjoy!
so, last night i called her and we synchronized our watches so that we could meet at the corner of my street exactly at 5:30 am. then, we were off to bed for a restful nights sleep so we could bound out of bed at 5:05 am.
only, that's not how it happened! i tossed and turned all night! i remember looking at the clock at 12:36, 2:45, 3:32, 4:01, 4:53, and then i laid in bed, awake, waiting for the alarm to finally go off! apparently, at 4:00am i sat bolt upright , waking mitch. he said i was startled as though i slept late! i must have been worried all night that i would sleep through my alarm!
because i was already wide awake, it wasn't hard to get out of bed. rachael met me on my corner a few minutes earlier than planned and we had a great run and ran a great pace! we even got home earlier than we needed to be. i showered and got nani off on the bus and then i hit the wall!
all that sleep lost in the night finally caught up with me. i crawled into bed by 7:35 and crashed! i remember turning my alarm off at 9:00am, i had set it so i could get up and go plant some flowers in front of the barfuss' house at 10am. next thing i know, i hear the baby chatting away in her crib. i glance at the clock only to see that it is 10:11am! ahhh!
the rest of the morning i was in somewhat of a daze, well for what was left of the morning when i finally peeled my body out of the bed! i missed out on planting the flowers, which i was really looking forward to doing, and i only got half of my errands run.
am i too old for this early morning stuff? that kicked my okole! the run was fine, in fact, it was excellent, it felt great! it was the lack of sleep that killed me! hopefully, next monday i will have had a MUCH better nights sleep to sustain me!
...or maybe i am just too dang old!