Saturday, March 12, 2011

A Lazy Day Well Needed

What a lazy Saturday this has been, but a well needed one indeed. For some reason this week my sleep has been horrible. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night I awoke around 3 in the morning and was not able to fall back asleep. Thank goodness Friday was a staff development day and no kids. My training this week:

Monday-6 mile run TM
Tuesday-x train 60 minutes elliptical/bike
Wednesday-6 mile TM run
Thursday-X train 50 minutes elliptical/bike
Friday-3 mile run/20 minute cycle
Sunday (tomorrow)-want to plan on either repeating my 9 miler or jumping up to 9.5-10 depending on how I feel.

I read some up on some reasons why you may have trouble falling asleep at night. My problem has not been falling asleep, it has been waking up and not being able to get back to sleep. I read that sometimes it could be because of stress, anxiety or overtraining. I have to admit, I did bump up my weekly milage more this week, but besides being tired from no sleep, my body did not feel sore or overtrained. I think the no sleep has more to due with anxiety, waking up and then getting worked up because I can't fall back asleep.

Last night, Craig had a wedding reception so we packed up and left right after work. It was a good but LONG night, receptions always are. The reception had a live band and open bar. They had the cutest set up of mini cupcakes. We spent most of the night socializing with Craig's college friends and enjoying probably too many drinks...ahhh but that is life :)
Today we were suppossed to head to Columbus to attend another party for a friend, thankfully Craig and I worked ourselves out of it because are both too exhausted from last night.
Today here have been some of my naughty habits:

Eating too much of my sugar free jello

Watching session 3 of weeds (I am on the marathon) and watching Kardashians for part of the day.
I did manage to do some laundry, pick up some yummy asparagus at the store and take my good old Cooper out for a LONG walk. I will admit, it was hard to stay away from the Treadmill today, but I know rest is important for my body to recover. Wish me luck on my long run tomorrow!
Question: Do you ever have sleeping issues, if so what cures to you have?
What are some of your lazy day activities?

1 comment:

  1. I sometimes can't fall asleep at night. It's usually when my life gets really busy, which it has been lately. For me, what helps is when I'm laying there with my eyes closed, I picture this peaceful place. For me it's an old beach house with white linens and white walls, very calming and I picture the waves crashing against the shore and feel the breeze. It's funny, I've used this visualization for about half of my life now.

    Lazy day activities include catching up on blogs, doing laundry, going grocery shopping and playing on facebook :)