It shouldn't be that hard to wake up at 8AM during the weekend, but it's near impossible to do for me. First of all, I usually average about 5-6 hours of sleep during the weekdays. And even during the weekend, I usually don't get to bed until 2AM. With the sleep debt built up during the weekday, I usually end up snoozing the alarm until 11AM.
|This is what I look like when I should be long running. I actually do sleep face down like the cat.|
Since I missed my long run of ten miles two weeks ago, I headed out for that 10 miles today. It was hilly and brutal.
|Even though there was a net elevation loss, it definitely did not feel like it.|
|Look at that last mile, I was definitely glad to be heading home.|
Although, I did get my 10 miler in, from now on, I should stick to having my long runs during the weekend. It's just too tiring to run long and then stay up late for projects.
Maybe I should try for a long run from Friday. So I'll have three days to get it right. Third time (Sunday) is the charm, right?
Oh, and I totally did not have today off, because academia never sleeps. Also, my school never gives days off.
Hope your three day weekend was great! I sure am jealous of it. Oh and happy Mardi Gras. I just looked it up, because all the fb status updates turned Mardi Gras related. How do you make sure to wake up for the long run? Any magical tricks (like sleeping with running clothes on, or turning three times and clicking your running shoes) other than going to bed earlier?
|If only starting wasn't so hard.|