Sunday, March 11, 2018

Monday Musings 3/12

I'll admit the weekend didn't start off great.  I was exhausted on Friday.  I could not shut my brain off Thursday night, and I didn't fall asleep until after 2:30 Friday morning.  I may have had help from Benadryl, but I needed to sleep.  I was constantly brewing tea at work because that was the only was I could get through the day.


Thankfully I got a full night's sleep on Friday.  When I woke up, I saw how windy it was outside, and when I was out doing errands, that wind had bite to it.  I thought I had enough layers on, but I was freezing when I was gassing my car.  I decided to see what the weather would be like after lunch, and we had a break in the wind long enough I was able to get my 4 miles in.  I wasn't happy with it though.  The last couple of runs have been really tough, and I only got them done by sheer force of will.  I was in a funk the rest of the afternoon as my anxiety kicked in, and I started worrying about whether I'll be ready for Bay to Breakers.


To try to cheer myself up, I started watching the BBT season 10, since my Amazon order arrived on Thursday.  It was a good way to stay entertained while I foam rolled and stretched.  I'll admit, I didn't do any strength training Saturday.  I guess if I did the run in the morning, I'd have time?

I want to sleep like she does
Sunday's routine was doing the PT exercises I usually do after my run.  I get groggy after we jump to DST time, since we lose an hour.  I was up at 5:30 my time, 6:30 after the clocks are moved forward. It was a slow day, though I got in to Boulder for the CU-Cal lacrosse game.  We won!  It was a nice sunny day, with hints of spring.

It feels great seeing the sun out past 6.  I know it'll definitely help with my afternoon runs.  This week is a lighter week, but I'll enjoy the warm temps and sunshine.

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Sunday: 2.5 miles

Monday: Pure Barre

Tuesday: 2 miles

Wednesday: total body weight workout

Thursday: 3 miles

Friday: rest

Saturday: 4 miles


Linking up with Holly and Wendy for Weekend Wrap-up.

24 comments:

  1. I have such mixed feeling on the time change. I love the longer daylight in the evening, but it really sucks it's no longer there in the early morning. Oh well, I know it will be gradually returning in the next month or so...

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    1. The dark mornings are tough. I know I'll have daylight again, but it's hard to get going in the mornings.

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  2. Losing an hour is so hard and always throws me off! Great job with the 4 miler. Its always tough to get outside on a windy day especially after being used to running on the treadmill!

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    1. Most of my outdoor runs have been in wind. There was 1 where the wind didn't affect me, and I am frustrated since I can't control it.

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  3. Warmer weather definitely makes things so much easier. I am glad spring is knocking on your door soon. Well done on getting those workouts done this week.

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    1. Spring is almost here. The warm temps help, and the longer days are fun.

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  4. I'm anxiously awaiting warmer weather too! Come on, Mother Nature!

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    1. It's so nice right now. February was cold.

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  5. It's been cold here but really sunny, which makes a great difference. I love the later daylight but these first dark mornings are tough.

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    1. Sunlight definitely helps. I get SAD in the winter because of the lack of sun.

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  6. I have a hard time with the time change, and it doesn't matter whether it's Spring or Fall. I think just the change in routine feels hard.

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    1. It's only one hour, but it is hard. I too struggle with both time changes.

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  7. I couldn't believe how nice it was out there this past week while I was there. I did 7 miles but it wasn't around anything scenic but rather hotels and construction sights. Still it was nice to get out to run while I was there.

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    1. The airport is rather not scenic. I'm glad you were able to get 7 miles in.

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  8. The time change is hard for me, especially when we "spring forward". Losing an hour of sleep is really hard!

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    1. It takes me a whole week to adjust. That long to get back the one hour of sleep?!

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  9. Having trouble sleeping is the worst! When DST ended, it really threw me off for a few weeks. I'm glad that it's back now!

    I'm definitely looking forward to more daylight on my evening runs too!

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    1. The daylight really helps me afternoon runs. I don't feel as crunched for time.

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  10. Sorry to hear that you are having such sleeping problems! That is the worst.

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    1. Thankfully it was one night, but when my brain decides to have ADD, it goes all out.

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  11. Glad you were able to get some rest! So sorry that happened to you! I love that ADD meme. I feel you on that one, 100%!

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    1. That's exactly what was going on with my brain. So many random stuff.

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  12. Great job getting in your Saturday run. Not being able to sleep is the worst! I may have to run some afternoons now that the time has changed (in fact I did that this week already). I was already having a problem getting up to run before work and now with the time change -- ugh. Thanks for linking!

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    1. I tried years ago to get my workouts in before work. That never happened.

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