Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Sleepless Nights

After taking yesterday off I headed out this afternoon after waking up to run and to get the legs loosened up. Nothing hard just a nice comfortable steady pace. At first my legs were really sluggish and heavy. But as the miles continued on my legs found their stride and I began to enjoy this run. I held a 9:20 pace during this run. I am glad I made the time to get this run in because the past 2 days at work have been challenging.

I am still struggling with my sleep, it seems that I sleep for maybe 5 hours but I wake up every hour and once I finally do wake up I do not feel rested at all. But I think the worst is when I return to overnights I try and take a nap Sunday afternoon, but it doesn't happen so I end up being awake for 24+ hours. I would think that I would sleep really well on Monday but I guess I am on sensory overload by that point and also the fact that I can't turn my brain off. I will say this, that with all this exhaustion I have not increased my caffeine intake. I am being very disciplined on that matter.

I get this question a lot "How do you stay awake?" The answer my friends is I keep moving and I keep moving because once I sit down it is all over. Just like in ultras, be aware of the chair. The chair is my enemy. So basically once I get to work I am on the go, constantly in motion never slowing down. My team has a hard time keeping up. Maybe that is why I am so exhausted once my days off come around. Only 2 more days, I can do it.


  1. I find it very inspiring and motivating to read your blog. I don't know how you do it. I hope you don't overdo it.

  2. Hang in there Pigeon. Take care of yourself. Your body can only do so much before it really starts barking at you! :-)