This morning I got up at 4:30 AM to do my run, 40 minutes was on the schedule for today. I didn’t get much sleep last night, my husband came to bed about an hour after I’d gone to sleep and he kept startling me out of sleep as he got ready. Not his fault, I was just sleeping very lightly. But it wasn’t difficult to get out of bed, something that kind of concerns me. I mean, one of these days I’m going to need to recover some sleep, right? I can’t continue living on 4-5 hours of sleep each night, it’s going to hit me at some point. Oh well, as long as the running continues to feel good, like today, maybe I don’t need sleep. Dean Karnazes only sleeps 4 hours!
Hundred Push-ups Challenge:
Week 5, Day 1 AGAIN: 30, 24, 22, 20, 31 = 127
I failed last week. The two days I did were REALLY hard. And then day 3 managed to elude me. So I just started the week over. And I may do it over again next week too, if today’s difficulty is any indication of how the week is going. I’m glad the challenge actually encourages you to repeat weeks so that you are gaining strength, without pushing injury. Although, when I went to see my friend Kari at Retro Bakery the other day she commented on how cut my arms are getting! Reason enough to continue right there!
I’m also coming to the conclusion that my race dreams are bigger than what I should be thinking. I kind of want to do the Las Vegas half marathon in December. I desperately want to enter the P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll in Phoenix in January. I’m not sure if my mom wants to do the race again, I’m not sure how to train for another marathon just 2 months after my San Antonio one and I’m just not sure if I’ll physically be able to accomplish it. My mental list of marathons I want to do keeps growing and growing. And did you hear Elite Racing is going to announce another Rock ‘n’ Roll race tomorrow? It would be fun to do another inaugural event (like the SA one this November). But I guess I don’t have to cram them all in within the next year, I’m young enough to keep doing this for years to come. It’s just now that I’ve been bitten by the bug, I don’t want to slow down (in fact, I want to get faster and faster, but actual speed wasn’t what I was referring to when I wrote that!).