I tried to sleep but I couldn’t breath and, so, I couldn’t sleep. By 4 am, I gave up and just got out of bed. I powered through the work day like the energizer bunny. I somehow managed to just keep on going. I even managed to fit in a 5 mile run.
Arriving to work early, I was surprised to find a reasonable amount of messages in my email inbox. Unfortunately, there was so much to do that I was having trouble prioritizing. Even though I didn’t feel tired, my ability to focus didn’t seem to make it out of bed with me. It’s going to be a tough week if I can’t get it together.
Since my New Year’s day was run-deprived, I was determined to get my first run of the year in today. Before long, the clock read 12:30 pm. It was time to go. I lugged my workout bag downstairs, changed, and drug my sleep-deprived body outside for a run.
In the beginning, the run was going well. The sun was out and so was I. I went up and over the hill, then out further away from work. The first mile split clicked off just under 9:00/mile, the second was a little faster. I was feeling well. I was unable to keep up this pace in the subsequent miles however. My heartrate was climbing as well.
I was wondering if I should walk the rest of the way as my work building came into view. Suddenly, I fell back into my groove. It wasn’t as if I was anxious to be back in the office, but I was certainly looking forward to kicking back in my office chair for a while. I was pretty sure that I wasn’t going to focus any better after my run. With any luck, however, I will sleep better tonight.