May 8, 2009

To nap or to run, that is the question

This week has been a tough one for sleep. I am having bouts of insomnia matched with early morning appointments for most of the week. I am tired every morning regardless of how many hours of shut eye I get, but there are definitely levels of fatigue. It is tough to think straight, much less lace up the shoes and head out the door when you're running on fumes.

Then I saw this post on Half-Fast: Go Away! Want Sleepy! He is having a similar lack of sleep problem this week. The title was enough to make me laugh, but here is a snippet of the post:

If I’m tired when I get home from work there’s little chance of me running and when I do get myself out the door my pace usually suffers. I guess there is something to be said for making sure you get enough sleep.

Back in the days when I was enjoying morning running (or more accurately enjoying not having to run after work) I didn’t have to be in the office until 8 or 8:30. Plenty of time to get in a run. Lately I’ve been getting to the office a lot earlier (so much for banker’s hours) and I frequently work from an office that is much farther from my house which means that if I wanted to get in a short run at my lumbering pace I’d need to wake up somewhere around 4am and as I’m sure you’re all painfully aware there is no such thing as 4am.

1 comment:

Holly Linden said...

Love the Tommy Boy quote.