I’ve been feeling pretty tired lately. I think I’ve been doing okay about getting to bed at a reasonable hour, but I’m rethinking my whole let’s-get-up-super-early-to-run-before-the-sun-comes-up-and-the-heat-gets-unbearable idea. I still think it’s a good idea, but 5:15 is kinda early. I usually wake up 20-30 minutes before my alarm goes off, whatever time it’s set to, and waking up in the 4am hour is disconcerting. And TOO EARLY, even when I get to go back to sleep for a while. This morning I got up with my alarm, sat on the edge of the bed for a couple of minutes (felt like a couple, but when I looked at the clock I saw it had been about ten), and then I stood up and looked at the bed for another few (probably closer to ten again) minutes, and THEN I reached for my workout clothes. On the one hand, maybe I need all that extra time I’m giving myself by setting the alarm so early. On the other hand, if I used all that extra time for sleeping, maybe I wouldn’t be such a zombie and I wouldn’t need the extra time.
I don’t like being a zombie. It doesn’t last long, though. Once I get back from my run, I’m wide awake and talking a mile a minute. Just ask John, who generally isn’t ready for that yet.