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Insomnia

Saturday, March 02, 2013

I was really exhausted today so I went to bed early but now have been up since 0145.
I decided to get my challenge blog done- darn ipad. I had it written and lost it, so I will try again.
I think this challenge will be hard for me. The upside will be seeing what other people are thinking.
Here's something I am dwelling on. For 6 years I have done the race series at the Y. I choose to do the 2 mile walks and I work hard to train. I walk an 11-12 min mile in competition and get a medal in most races. Some people say "oh, you just walk" like it isn't legitimate exercise. So I caved and signed up for one run this year. I run slower than I walk because my stride is so much shorter. I could train with someone but I can't make myself. The weather has been hard for me as well.
I also am very torn about the Cerebrun-a mental mud run. I don't even know how to train for cargo nets or razor wire. And since I have no exercise friends, I would have to drive 2 hours by myself to do the race alone then drive myself home and get no thing but blank looks when I tried to relive it.
It's probably the insomnia-i hope tomorrow a clearer head will help me.
Another Pink Zone picture. Look at the joy on their faces!
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NILLAPEPSI 3/2/2013 6:10PM

    Ugh! Insomnia stinks. I went through a terrible bout of it for 4 months one time only to learn that one of my meds was keeping me up. Longest 4 months of my life. I think you should go do the mud run anyway. emoticon

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DOLPHINSINGER72 3/2/2013 1:15PM

    First of all any kind of exercise even walking is real exercise! Especially since you walk at an 11 minute mile pace. My goodness, I would pay money to be able to walk that fast. That is my RUNNING pace.

I say do what makes YOU happy, not what other people expect or pressure you to do my friend.

Go Team BUTTERFLY!

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TWNOMWE 3/2/2013 11:47AM

    Try eating Kiwi before bed.
Walking is exercise and you should what is comfortable for you and not for others. Until you are ready to run let no one push you into it.
Keep up a great work. emoticon emoticon

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MARIANNMC 3/2/2013 11:14AM

    PS I love the photo! You'll have to teach me how to do that. You are SO creative -- and you always have been.

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MARIANNMC 3/2/2013 11:13AM

    I agree with GEMINISUE -- you are doing great...do what you can do... and enjoy doing. It's VERY HARD not to get understanding or appreciation from friends, family or cow0rkers -- but know there are some people (sparkpeople, like me) who want to offer you that. We may not know everything about your life -- but we know you are "doing the work."

I too suffer from insomnia (a family curse?). Hang in there.

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CMFARRELL36 3/2/2013 10:40AM

    Try not to pay attention to what folk say - they don't know you, or anything about you, so their negative comments are completely worthless.

I have tried the imagining bright orange while trying to go to sleep but it was an alternating thing: orange and blue, because I used to imagine a particular bright orange t-shirt alternating with a lovely clear sky.

I like to have a lavender pillow refreshed with some lavender oil to soothe me when I can't sleep.

Enjoy your walking and other stuff!

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BRANDTSGIRL 3/2/2013 10:02AM

    I don't worry about what other are thinking about me or what I'm doing.
I have a saying on my sp post that my friends look at every day, it says.
"Do or do not there is no try"
It does not matter what it is as long as it a good thing to do and when you do it give it 110% effort.


Comment edited on: 3/2/2013 10:03:49 AM

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GEMINISUE 3/2/2013 9:25AM

    I walk slow, I have poor balance, and often feel like people might think I had been drinking. (I don't drink) lol When this happens, I stand up straighter, and pretend I'm following a straight line. I continue on!

You are doing great, do what you can and what you enjoy doing.

Insomnia Idea, Try looking at ORANGE color for five minutes before trying to fall asleep, like an Orange tee shirt, pillow, painting. (Not on Computer) the color orange relaxes one from what they seen on screens before that, is what I read about.

Also, try pressure on WEB of Skin between thumb & index finger.

Have a great day!

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MSCARCHICK 3/2/2013 9:22AM

    I have been wanting to do some races myself, but our weather isn't cooperating for me to begin training. An 11-12 minute mile is great. I'm currently trying to up my times.

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HAVEFUN2LOSE 3/2/2013 5:13AM

    I have done 3 Race4Life events here in the UK. Didn't do last year as felt too old and slow, I only walk as can't run and am 60 this year. BUT each year I improved on my time with the 5K and went from 65 mins on my first one to 50 mins on the last one. Walking is a great way to exercise, do what suits you and your body and if others don't like it, that is their problem.
Hope you get some sleep, I get restless legs and am often up in the middle of the night emoticon

sue

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