Back in May, when I went into my Dr for my annual visit, I talked to her about my sleep schedule. Mainly in that I was doing everything right (normal routine, exercising, eating well, losing weight), but still felt like I could sleep for hours beyond the 8 I was getting most nights.
"Maybe you need more than 8 hours of sleep"
I blinked at her. And then almost cried. When I don't get enough sleep, I don't do well. Sure, I can sustain a few bad nights or a once-in-a-blue-moon early wakeup, but most of the time I am SLEEPY! I haven't slept well for almost two weeks now due to the dog & Mike having a cold, and I am FEELING IT!
I haven't had much energy for anything, but have been trying to get out and do something. Monday I rested. On Tuesday I pulled a 4-miler out of my butt. On Wednesday I slogged through a mile on the 'mill before realizing my stomach wasn't going to take much more.
Yesterday? I slept. I fell asleep on the couch at 9pm, took a shower at 10pm, and then crashed in bed at 11 - a full hour before our normal bedtime. Thankfully, JJ & Mike are doing better (read:sleeping!) so I was able to get 6+ uninterrupted hours last night.
I brought my gear with me to run during lunch - the weather is HORRIBLE out right now, but I am going to slog through. Tomorrow I will have personal training, and on Sunday I'm cleaning out my kitchen.
The dog will get better, Mike will get better, I won't get sick (ha!) and next week will be better. Right?