Oh my goooooosh. I am typing this Thursday afternoon as I wait to teach piano lessons. I am wrecked. I feel like a Zombie. And with the help of Snapchat, I look like one too…
The cats woke me up at 2:45 for their breakfast. I put their bowls down and then got back into bed, totally anticipating three more hours of wonderful sleep. But instead my mind wondered. I thought about work and the busy day ahead. I was wide awake.
It pisses me off when I start thinking about work when I’m trying to fall asleep. I can’t do ANYTHING about work in the middle of the night. I try to think about a million other things... My new thing is to just get up. If I’m going to be awake, I may as well do something that is a distraction rather than just lay in bed and thinking about stuff at work that I cannot change.
At 3:17 I admitted defeat. Once my brain starts thinking about work, all bets are off. I got out of bed, poured some coffee, and started catching up on Anderson Cooper from the night before. Jelly was a sweetie pie and fell asleep on my lap. How nice that he can fall back asleep but I cannot!
I went out for my run at 5:15. Normally I am not scared running in my dark neighborhood because during the six o’ clock hour there are lots of signs of life. I can see televisions on through the big bay windows. People are walking their dogs. Some are leaving for work or walking home from the bus stop. There aren’t a ton of people out but there is enough that I feel safe.
But in the five o’clock hour my hood is still sleeping! It creeped me out… especially since I was listening to a JonBenet podcast! Around mile four I started to see dog walkers, so then I was relaxed. During my run I wasn’t tired. My legs felt strong. At mile 6.6 I looked at my pace for the first and my average was 8:06. I decided to crank it up and try to get under 8 minutes per mile by the time I got to mile 8. I made it to 7:55 thanks to my last mile which clocked in at a 6:56. The 6:56 didn’t suck! I was pushing but it wasn't balls out.
I had a weird breakfast- a grilled ham and cheese sandwich with tomato. I put olive oil on the bread so it would be extra tasty. I also had a pear.