I hope everyone had a great week! Our kids had to take a couple of tests this past week. They took a Reading and Math test. The best part is that the test is in English and my kids are Bilingual. I know, it does not make sense to me either.
This week was 4 runs outside and 1 Peloton session. It was supposed to be 2 but I moved my run from Saturday to Sunday and that is when I do the other Peloton workout. Oh well.
I have been sleeping so much better and it’s been a struggle to get up in the morning. I know, it sounds contradicting. What I mean is that I am in a deep sleep and don’t want to wake up because it feels so great sleeping. I cannot recall Monday’s run (no photo but my Garmin says I ran 3 miles), but on Wednesday I did not want to run. That day was 1/2 day at school but we had meetings till 4pm. Long and exhausting day! I went home and took a nap and set out to run 4 miles. I ran a faster 5k! It was 38:29 at the end of November.
I did not run on Thursday but I saw another gorgeous sunrise.
Friday morning I ran 3 miles. It wasn’t too cold but I did have 2 layers and my lightening layer.
After work I met a few coworkers for a holiday gathering. It was my first time going (sometimes I am a party pooper) and was glad I did because I had so much fun! We talked, laughed, ate, and drank. I had 3 martinis and they were DELICIOUS. The next day I woke up at 5 to feed Lola and Mateo and to make coffee but went back to sleep. Then I woke up again at 7. The rest of the day I felt blah and stayed in pajamas. I did nothing. 🙂 Mateo felt the same way.
Going back to my sleep. I have been using Nuun Rest: Relaxation & Rest Aid Drink Tablets. I drink it between 8-8:30 and I think that is what is helping me sleep better. Sometimes I wake up once to go to the bathroom but then go back to sleep. Check out Wednesday and Saturday night! Could be the Nuun tablets or this week I am just mentally tired. 🙂
Just one more week till Winter Break. Friday will be here soon!
Linking up with Kim and Deborah for the Weekly Run Down.
That’s great that you’ve been getting better sleep! I’m all over the place…sometimes I sleep like a rock, other times I hear everything and am constantly waking up. Thankfully, most of the time, I can function well with 5ish hours, so it doesn’t affect my day much.
5 hours? I would be napping in my classroom by noon. 😜
I’ve been the same. It’s really hard for me to wake up these days in the morning. I’ve been sleeping so good and I just want to sleep in all the time! Also your cats are super lucky you wake up that early to feed them. My cat gets fed when I wake up. I don’t wake up specifically to give him food (he has a auto feeder though which usually puts food in his bowl periodically).
I am a morning person and they know that. It is weird how they know I am about to get up or wake up and they’re both by my bed waiting for me.
Very cool that the Nuun Rest is helping- I need to get some!
I am happy about it too. I remember reading about it but didn’t care for it but now I do.
Nothing beats a good night of sleep. I know what you mean about having such a good sleep that it’s hard to get out of bed. Congrats on getting your miles done in the cold!
Way to get those outside runs in! If I am sleeping well, I feel much better to run. as you can see from the time I am posting this comment, I am not sleeping well tonight! 😀
I don’t know what it is but I need my sleep.
Well done on the fast 5k!
Looks like you usually go to bed at the same time – that is a good habit and no doubt helps you to sleep better, in addition to the Nuun Rest.
Yes, I usually go to bed at the same time. Then I wake up around the same time too. 🤣 I like my routine and it seems to be working for me.
Looks like you had a much better week of running and sleeping. Hang in until winter break
Thank you! Finally on Winter Break.
Yay for that speedy 5k and the fun outing with your co-workers! That’s great news that you’ve been sleeping well. I haven’t tried that type of nuun before, I may have to add it to my list.
Try it and see how you like it.
Sleep is so important! Glad the Nuun is working for you. I actually haven’t tried it yet, despite being an ambassador, because my melatonin has been mostly working for me & it’s chocolate. 🙂
Mateo looks so cute. He looks like he’s still a pretty small cat?
I am at a point in my life where I need my sleep. I get cranky and cannot function if I don’t sleep well. Mateo is kind of small but not like he was when he was brought home in September. He is growing!
I can function ok on not enough sleep — for a little while. But it definitely does show up eventually.
For real! That is why by Friday I am just exhausted and want to go home after work.
I really like the Nuun Rest tablets because they really help me calm down and relax right before bed.
That photo of Mateo is super cute!
Exactly! I am sure that is why I’ve been sleeping so well too.
I’m such a rotten sleeper. Melatonin works sometimes and sometimes not.
You must looking forward to time off from the kids.
Yes I am. Although I know I will miss them and will be looking for resources (reading, writing, and math) during break.
The break always goes by so quickly