Do you have a hard time finding a balance between fitting your runs in and getting enough sleep? Lately I have been getting off work very late, so therefore have not been able to get up to get my long runs completed in the mornings.
The other day at work,
I lucked out and got finished by 6pm (opposed to midnight, like usual). What to do with my free night? Well my friends had invited me to an event that was taken place on the beach. By the time I arrived, it was practically over and a most of my friends had left. A few said that they were planning to go out afterwards. By this time it was almost 8pm and I was tired because of working all day that I just wanted to go home and relax and get a good night sleep to get up and finally get a long run in. Is it wrong that going to bed early to get up for a run rather than going out with friends makes me happy, or just old? Anyway, that is just what I did. I went home, poured a glass of wine, relaxed in a Jacuzzi tub, and went to bed. It ended up being a lovely evening. Did I mention my
friends were not runners? So of course I couldn’t say
that’s why I wanted to leave.
The next morning I got up at 6am and was out the door by 7am with my running buddy. He is training for a marathon in Tennessee in July. It starts at 12am, isn’t that crazy?
The time goes by so much faster when you have
someone to chat with along the way. I had told him I was a little sore after teaching Body Pump class the other day. He had told me he was also tight after racing a 10k the day before. Throughout the run we continue to ask each other how the other one was doing. Towards the end of the run, he had asked me again, and I said “great”. Before getting a chance to ask him, he had taken a tumble. I asked him if he was hurt, and he said “just my ego”. Luckily no one was around. We ended the run with 14 miles. Overall it was a great run and I was happy to have finally gotten my long run in.
That same day I had to be to work by 12pm and I did not get off until 12am. Surprisingly I was not tired, but I knew if I had sat down at all, I would have crashed. By the end of the day I ended up with 44,369 steps, that equaled out to just over 19 miles for the day, my highest yet. -L
Do you have a hard time finding balance?
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