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My Sleep Challenge - and PT Update

Monday, June 02, 2014

I am challenging myself to complete a 7 day streak of a sleep challenge. The two components are getting ready for bed on time and getting up on time. Today I am at 1 & 1 for the challenge!

Since I expect to be on a regular 6-2:30 M-F work schedule after July 4th while my store is being remodelled, I decided to experiment with seeing what a regular sleep schedule might do for my self care. My usual wake up time will be 5 am, with the only exception being freight days at work when I'll have to get up at 4. I will allow myself the option of going to bed earlier before freight days. My get-ready-for-bed alarm is set at 8:45.

I have been craving order and routine. I am trying to figure out how to give that myself even with my normal irregular work schedule (any time from 5 am to 11:30 pm).

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Physical therapy and running update: At PT, I tried very brief running intervals again - 30 sec. run, 1.5 min. walk, 3 sets - and this time I wasn't limping the next day! I am cautiously hopeful. I think the turning point was getting new shoes, in addition to the PT. I was able to find the same shoes I wore for the marathon - yeah! I have permission to try up to 5 sets of the same intervals today - hopefully this will go just as well!
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MNABOY 6/2/2014 11:28PM

    Do the PT, I am a real believer having learned the hard way.

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TAMWIL2 6/2/2014 11:08AM

    I hear you about the crazy work schedule and trying to make a routine for regular sleep. I like your idea of a sleep alarm and may just try that myself. I hope it works out for you.

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KABMPH 6/2/2014 8:36AM

    I like that: a "get-ready-for-bed alarm." Great idea! Good luck and glad PT is going well!

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IFDEEVARUNS2 6/2/2014 7:02AM

    Keeping my fingers crossed on the 5 sets!
Sleep is a wonderful thing - definitely part of self-care, a bit part.

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