Wednesday, June 20, 2007
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Monday was my rest day - and rest I did - getting the kids out the door for their first 8 am karate camp. Then for me it was off to work. I needed to get up early for my runs this week so I could drop the kids at karate by 8 am - so it was important that I get to bed early.
Well, 11:30 pm is not really early - not when the alarm is set for 5:15 am.
At 5:15 am I felt so tired, but I pushed myself out of bed for my 5 mile run. I almost skipped it but I knew I needed to get out there. I had an ok run but ran positive splits. As the run went on, I got progressively slower. I promised myself I would get to bed earlier. At 4:30 pm I hit the gym and did my weight training. That went well but the pushups seemed harder. Still a bit tired.
Tuesday night I completed my routine with the kids and was about to get myself to bed before 10 when I got a phone call from a friend. I got to bed at 10:30 - not too bad. The weather report showed a chance of rain in the morning - so I would have to see what the conditions were when I got up.
At 5:15 am I felt even more tired than Tuesday. I got up and checked outside - it was quiet and I could see stars - no rain (darn!). I came so close to just going back to bed. After all, I have stuck so well to my program for the past 3 weeks, what is one day off schedule? I deserved a break and I was sooooo tired. But as I was debating this in my head, I was pulling on my running gear, sucking down a pre-run Clif Shot, and heading out the door. I figured I would wake up a bit more after getting out on the road. 5.1 miles later I was back, and I still could have crawled back into bed and gone to sleep. The run was ok but I felt tired the entire time. Oh and today is two run Wed....
I felt tired ALL day at work. Finally corralled the kids, prepared dinner, then took off for a short, easy 3 miler at around 7 pm. No rain and about 92 degrees and hazy - so it was still pretty warm. I took it easy, and unlike Sun my 3 miler was in the 33 minute range. I was just glad I could even do it. After all - I was TIRED.
So I now am looking at Thurs schedule and with work meetings and the need to pick the kids up by 5:30 pm, it will be challenging to get my weight training in. I won't have time to spend the cross training time on the elliptical.
I miss the extra pair of hands around the house. My husband called me from the top of a mountain somewhere in NC or TN. He sounded like he was having a great time. I really appreciate all he does each day - especially to allow me to train as much as I do!
Speaking of tired, I need to get to bed. At least I get to sleep in tomorrow until 6:45 am!