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Got Er Dun....subtitle: Oops, I Did It Again

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!
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  • MARIE625
    Congrats on sleeping. I don't go to bed until 2 a.m. - ish, but once I'm ready to sleep, it's very rare that I have trouble sleeping. The rare occasion when I can't sleep is miserable though. Can't imagine feeling that way night after night.

    Congrats on the morning run too! I'm trying very hard to become a morning runner due to the weather. I hate to admit it, but it really is nice to get up and get it done long before I'm normally even out of bed.

    Hope you have many more good nights.
    2822 days ago
    You are quite a runner. I wish I had your pace. I'm still lucky if I can get a mile in under 15 minutes. But this is not about me.
    Congratulations! On the sleep and the morning run.
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    2824 days ago
    Way to go!!!! A little inspiration/motivation for our weekend - thank you!
    2825 days ago
    emoticon on eating a healthy dinner rather than something fat-laden and calorie-heavy, getting a good night's sleep, and git'n the run done early this morning!

    Keep up the good work!

    - Karen
    2826 days ago
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    2826 days ago
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    I don't know which I am happier for - your good night's sleep or your morning run!

    Either way, I bet this is one of your bestest days ever! Hope you are wearing those cute new sandals!
    2826 days ago
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