Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Blogging it Anyway

I don't blog much anymore, because I worry to much that other people won't want to read about my crazy, average life.  I don't want to sound / not sound ________ fill in the blank.  Writing is good for me and helps me cope - so I guess I will just do it anyway. :)

This morning when the alarm went off at 5, I felt nauseous.  Another night of crappy sleep and very sore from hard workouts - so glad when my husband came in with a cup of coffee and set it on the night stand.  He looks like an animal trainer at the zoo when he backs out like that...weird.  I get up well before I need to, because Morning and I are mortal enemies.  I drink a cup of coffee before I even get out of bed.

Down to the treadmill about 5:30 for my scheduled 40 minute easy run.  The computer was not launching the internet so I could watch Netflix - so I went upstairs and grabbed a disk of Stargate SG-1, my favorite show. I did a dynamic warm up which highlighted my tight hip flexors and set to running about a 10:30ish pace.

I really had to force myself to do 3 miles.  I fell short of the scheduled workout, but my body was just done.  Yesterday was leg day and a mile swim, Sunday I was on my feet all morning at church and did a double workout of 45 minutes of lifting and a 4 mile run.  Saturday was  my "long" run day - I did about 7 miles or so.  Looking back, I felt okay on Saturday.

Must be the fact that I sleep like a baby.  Really....like a 2 month old baby - only without the sleeping all day.  I wake up several times in the night and may or may not be able to go back to sleep.  I toss and turn and toss and turn, many times in discomfort somewhere from some thing.  We are getting a different bed next week, so I'm praying that helps!

I do spend some of that awake time praying for our children and my husband, my Mom...anyone that crosses my mind, really. I try to avoid to much thinking - it rarely helps me to fall back to sleep.  I don't read - on my iPhone or otherwise for the same reason.  Nope, most times it's best to just lay there in denial and pray to go back to sleep.

Psalm 37:4 came to mind today when the phone rang - "Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart."  I only had one little baby to watch this morning, and his Mom called him in sick.  I was sad that he was sick, but so relieved to be "off" this morning.  Little Cameron did his "lessons" on ABCMouse.com and I did a lovely 30 minute yoga session with MyYogaStudio iPhone app.

The rest of the day was fairly serene...had the neighbor over for a little while, put up corn, zucchini and made supper.  I even managed to relax a little over nap time.  My daycare buddy napped (18 months old), but our 4yo son did not.  I think those beautiful nap days are coming to an end...*cry*

I think I will try to go to bed right after the kids do, tonight, and will be skipping my morning strength training.  If I skip that, I can sleep in until 6:30.  I have a swim scheduled for tomorrow night and really want to do my best.  Last Blast Y Tri is a little less than three weeks away - so this next 10 days should be the last of the high volume training before taper time.  If I don't watch it, I will get sick or hurt myself and my race will turn into a spectator event.

I am hopeful that this race will redeem my 2013 season.  I don't have a super-duper goal for it, but would like to do well, which for me means a 35:00 swim, 1:25:00 bike, and a 60:00 run.  Add in transition times and if I come in around 3:10:00, that would make me very happy. :)

Time to rest up and keep my eyes on the prize!


  1. I LOVE reading your blog :) and I love the scripture you thought of while trying to sleep. It is very fitting for me today! good luck with your race! I am almost 22 weeks pregnant and my running has really dropped off. I am going to try to do a 5 mile race in a couple weeks but may end up walking it.

    1. You are an inspiration!! I admire your activity during pregnancy. Go to that race and inspire others! Thank you for your blog-love. :)

  2. I love reading your blog, Andrea! Praying for others in the middle of the night does help me, I figure I must be awake for a reason! (I wake up often, usually a couple times a night.) So glad to hear a new bed is in the works, hope it helps!

    1. Thanks, Karen. I've read that insomnia is most prevalent in women and gets worse with age. My Grandma was an insomniac as is my MIL. What gives?

  3. I definitely think you should just blog anyway.
    Bad sleep can kind of ruin your life...no pressure on the new bed haha. At least that is one thing that definitely sets off a round of depression/anxiety for me. It makes emotions, workouts and just daily stress harder to handle. At least you have a good prayer life from waking up, though, right? ;)