D9: Snooze Button Debate

First, how stoked am I to almost be in double digits posting without missing a day?  Well, pretty stoked.  Thanks for asking.   There are plenty of derelict blogs on the internet where folks had the best of intentions and one day just stopped.  For whatever reason.  I thought that would be me six days ago.  So yay.

Second, what has two thumbs and signed up for the CrossFit Level 1 Certificate Course in Orlando, FL on 15-16 September? THIS GUY!  While I am looking forward to making some significant progress in the next two months, I am so ridiculously excited about getting into this class.  That I can’t even tell you.  I would say that I am speechless, but all of the preceeding speech makes that sound stupid.

Okay, on to today’s post.  I am not really thrilled about it, but Jaime and I made a co-decision to put off running our four miles this morning to later in the day.  I won’t go into all of the reasons, but I will go into why I regretted that decision the rest of the day.

#1. I was wide awake at 6:00 a.m.  There was no reason to go back to sleep.  Even if I didn’t get up and run, then I should have taken the dogs to the park and thrown the ball so they could get their exercise.  Why do I say this?  Well, I know from experience that if I am wide awake in the morning, and I go back to sleep, I wake up siginificantly more tired and sleepy.  So it went today.  Probably because I slept for about an hour.  In my world, you either sleep for less than 20 minutes or you make it to an hour and a half.  And after that FIRST hour and a half, the next acceptable wake up time is three hours.  This is something I definitely learned about myself at the Naval Academy.  Naps are awesome, but they need to be timed correctly.

#2. My energy levels sucked for most of the day.  I felt like I literally dragged myself out of the bed.  I can say that because I said “felt.”  I don’t think it is possible to LITERALLY drag yourself out of bed.  That would imply that you were standing over yourself, reached down and grabbed your own arm and own leg, and pulled yourself out of the bed.  Back on topic, I must have looked like a zombie as I lumbered into the bathroom and stared at myself in the mirror.  On a positive note, my hair totally looked professionaly mussed.  At least that one task was done.  I get to walk to work everyday, and today, that six minute walk seemed to take an eternity…. like eight minutes.  I sat listlessly at my computer.  I eventually had my veggie omelet from the food truck out front.  But I was not a high energy person at all.  And nobody likes a non-high energy person.  I guess that would be a low energy person.  Nobody like a low energy person.

#3.  No time to relax and enjoy the morning with Awesome Wife.  We were rushed out the door.  No time for smoothies or breakfast.  No time to sit and chat about how we expected our day to go.  And I found I really missed that.  Especially during what seemed like a much longer walk.

#4.  Dreading having to do the four mile run at a later point in the day.  It is just hanging over our heads.  Well, I assume it is hanging over her head as well.  I keep trying to plan in my mind how this is going to go.  We could treat it like CrossFit and go at 5:00 p.m., but will it still be hot?  I don’t want to wait until 6:00 or 7:00, because dinner needs to get made and I don’t want to eat late.  But if I eat dinner around one of those times, then we will probably have to wait until 9:00 p.m. to go run.  And they say that running late is not good for sleeping.  But THEYalso say that animal fat is bad for you and whole grains are good for you.  Never mind.  THEY sound pretty stupid.  But you get the point, if we had run earlier this morning, it wouldn’t be an issue right now, would it?

So as you can see below, we made our 4.0 mile run and all is right with the world. Feel free to leave a comment by clicking below!


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