Since the clocks went back a month ago, my sleep patterns have been totally irregular. I’ve been falling asleep around 9 p.m. only to wake up between hours of 12:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. and I remain wide awake for a few hours unable to fall back to sleep. Then, around 4:00 a.m., my body is ready for my morning nap. With this awful disruptive sleep pattern, it’s been a real struggle to find the motivation to run. Needless to say, this has been a week full of rest.
I had pre-registered to run in the Annual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning, but with my lack of a decent night’s sleep, I simply did not have the mental or physical strength to deal with another race. After dealing with the crowd and my heat exhaustion of the Women’s Half Marathon last Sunday, I simply couldn’t face it again for Thursday’s 10K Turkey Trot. So, I blew off the race and didn’t regret it one bit.
Ave Pace 10:08
However, I did manage to run 6 miles a little later that morning and it was lovely. The streets were peaceful, not a car on the road. The weather was beautiful and so were all the wonderful aromas of Thanksgiving throughout my neighborhood. I could smell exactly what items were on each neighbor’s Thanksgiving menu as I ran past their houses. With whiffs of baking bread and roasting turkeys combined with a quiet gorgeous morning, I was truly thankful for my Thanksgiving morning run.
On Saturday, Tiffany and I ran 10 miles. With the Holiday Halfathon only 3 weeks away, we weren’t quite sure how to train for another half-marathon so close to our last one. We figured 10 miles offered a much needed step back and a good base to train back up to a half marathon. Since we were both pretty sore from the half marathon, we took the 10 miles easy and didn’t push ourselves too hard.
Ave Pace 12:06
And, Saturday was the last time I ran. With my awful sleep patterns, all I want to do is stay in bed. Hopefully, I’ll run tomorrow. *yawn* We’ll see.