Thursday, June 24, 2010
Git er Dunitis may have just infected me.
It was still too hot last night to run at 8:30, so I blew it off. I was also mentally worn out from work stress. It would have been SO easy for me to grab something fat laden and calorie heavy from the freezer. Instead I took those healthier foods I bought the night before, and fixed a turkey melt type sandwich on a high fiber English muffin…and a salad. When I finished eating I was satisfied.
I also took my supplements when I was supposed to. Melatonin only works when I take it EARLY in the evening, and I didn’t do that the night before….thus a super lousy sleep Tuesday to Wednesday. Last night I was tired at 9:30, just as I should be. I also remembered to fix a NuuN before bed because my foot had cramped on me at lunch time while trying on new sandals….(I got the CUTEST new sandals btw). Other than not running it was a near perfect evening. Lights out at 10 instead of 10:30….and right off to sleep. I didn’t wake up again until 2 minutes before the alarm was set to go off, when a baby possum came snuffling, grumbling, growling, squeaking through the bushes below my window!
Me…I SLEPT ALL NIGHT LONG!!! ME!!! The queen of insomniacs and waking up 10 time and more a night – I SLEPT!!!
On to the rest of my tale.
On a normal day my alarm goes off at 5:30. Last night I re-set it for 4:55. Remember? I didn’t run yesterday. It was hot yesterday. It was cool when I woke up this morning. Post animal noises I reset the alarm for 5:30 with the BAD intentions of going back to sleep until 5:30….those blankets and my nice comfy bed felt SOOOOO GOOD!!! My hormones had a better idea though…as soon as I cuddled back under the blankets it was hot flash time – oh the joys of aging…Okay Okay…I got the message immediately, Bedroom Warm (hot?) and toasty – Outdoors Cool and Comfortable. So I turned off the alarm, pulled on my running clothes, set the coffee pot to brewing, and out the door I went.
35 minutes later I was back, feeling awake, feeling good, and recorded a little under 3 mile run with an average pace of 12:38, AND an average HR of 150(!!!) and a max HR of 163 (!!!!!). The last mile my pace looks BEYOND Funky on the graph, up to a 10mm, down to a 13mm, up and down ever few steps it appears…but I Got the Run Dun!