When I switched my running and workouts to early in the morning, I figured it meant I had to go to bed earlier, take care of myself and my rest, which I did.
Posting about sleep last week made me realize, because sometimes you need to blog about something to even know it’s happening, that eventually life happened, and more often than not I found myself going to bed much later than I should.
Sometimes it was justified, a dinner out, a birthday party, the good things in life.
But many times it was just to do house chores, foam roll, watch TV, or be on the computer. Not that those things aren’t necessary, but they shouldn’t come on account of my sleep. Going to bed at 10:30 PM, as early as that seems to many, is late when you wake up at 4:30.
So I’ve made mental note again that I need to make more of an effort, and for the past week I’ve been going to sleep at 9:00 PM every night. And that’s cool. Even if it isn’t.
This morning was a very easy run, and I actually enjoyed it.
Tuesdays are always easy run (10K/6M) day. However as much as I know easy runs are necessary, I don’t like them too much.
This morning though I had a nice run, my legs were still tired from Friday’s long run, Saturday’s relatively hard run, and Monday’s HIIT, so I welcomed the easy pace and just ran for 8K/5M (yes, easy and short) enjoying the music and thinking about my day ahead. Average pace 5:22 Min/KM (8:37 Min/Mile).
30 minutes of abs at the gym to boot, and headed home early enough to make myself a salad for lunch, and get the kids to daycare in time.
Do you take your lunch to work or eat out?
I usually take lunch to work with me because it’s my main meal of the day and I really want to make it healthy. Salads or pasta with lots of veggies are my go to lunch.