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Hide the snooze button

I need to hide my snooze button. I set my alarm for 5.30 this morning and when it went off i was groggy but OK. Then my partner groaned “oh honey 5.30 is too early”…

AND

I

AGREED

So I snoozed and snoozed and snoozed. I woke up waaaay later, feeling guilty and groggy. I will need to do my tempo run this evening now. Bleagh.

There are 3 weeks left in the 12wbt for me. I feel I need to get serious about the sleep-and-getting-up thing. the #14daysleep challenge really busted out and fell by the wayside, but perhaps its time to revisit that? Of course the kids with their haphazard sleep will always be there to put a kink in the road, but I can still make an effort.

Sleep. The final frontier.

Alarm clock

Two days in a row I have set my alarm clock for 5:30am so I could get up and exercise, and both times I have reset it for my usual wake up time (6:45) as soon as it went off. I haven’t got to sleep early on either night. I’ve been a bit sick – staying away coughing. But I’ve also been a bit excitable – reading weight loss blogs and pondering my calories while waiting to fall asleep.

It’s tempting to beat myself up about it. I’m tempted to let myself off the hook too. So what am I going to do?

I will accept that I need a few night’s rest to feel top notch – I’m not very well, and rest will help that. It’s quite possible that if I did get up at 5:30 I would do a crap workout because I would be too tired, and then probably ruin my lunchtime jog as well.

If I feel better on Saturday night, then I’m going to aim for a 5:30 workout on Sunday morning. That will also let me take my time over the exercises I don’t know very well.

Also – I need to skip the reading in bed for a few nights. It’s just keeping me up.