Anyone who knows me in real life probably doesn't believe that I go running in the morning, or they at least are a little skeptical. And if you told them that on top of that, I went running on a WEEKEND morning at 7:30am, they would laugh. Why? Because I hate the morning. I love to sleep in. And I love to nap. This is a well known fact.
One of the reasons I love sleeping in is because I've always been a night owl. So after sleeping in a bit on Friday morning (no run scheduled), I knew it was going to be a challenge to fall asleep early on Friday night in order to be well-rested for my Saturday morning run. 10:30 sounded like a good time to go into bed, so I turned off the TV and climbed under the covers at about 10:45.
I usually like to fall asleep to an episode of a show or something, so I geared up some netflix. But I didn't fall asleep, and then it was 11:15. And 11:45. Then, Susan came home from work and was on gchat, so we chatted a little. 1am. Oops. Say goodnight, return to sleep attempt - this time without any background television, since it wasn't really working. 1am became 2, put the noise back on... 2 came 3, and then... yes, 4am. Shortly after the clock glared 4:01, I think I fell asleep. So the 7:00am alarm was... less than pleasant.
M only fared a little bit better, clocking in at 5 hours of sleep. Neither of us have particularly good explanations for this. Oh well. We were, however, a bit of a mess. My driving to campus was questionable, and just as we pulled in I realized I forgot my watch. I almost turned around to get it, but it seemed too far. So for the first time ever, we set off for a jog with no clock and no particular goals. Given our exhaustion, we opted to run two shorter loops instead of one longer out and back. While I have no idea what our time was, we went 3 miles total, and ran about 2.4 of the 3.
Came home and did a very abbreviated version of strength training - just a few crunches and situps and whatnot. It's crazy how awake I feel after morning runs, even on only 3 hours of sleep! Now I'm off to run some errands before meeting up with friends to cheer on TEAM USA!