No Sleep for the Weary

You’d think that 3 straight tough workouts in a row, 2 of which were at 6am, would mean I’ve been sleeping like a baby. Not so! I rarely sleep better than in my own bed, but I honestly slept far better last week at my dad’s house – though I do believe some of that “sleep” was more like “allergy coma.” I’ve been getting into bed dead tired but unable to fall asleep FOR HOURS. I toss and turn, I get up, I watch something boring on my iPad, but nothing seems to help. Eventually I fall asleep flat on my back, staring at the ceiling. What the heck, man?!

It’s not like I come home and eat bad food or nap or drink. I take Chip for 2 decently long walks between the time I get home from work and the time I go to bed. I don’t drink alcohol. I eat a light but filling meal – usually salmon and veggies – with no dessert. All I can think is that my body isn’t quite used to these morning workouts and/or that I’m getting too much screen time. Checking my work emails, looking at Instagram, watching TV/my iPad before bed (but not IN bed so that’s good).


According to my Fitbit, I got less than 6 hours of sleep Sunday (into Monday, hence the “Mon”), less than 7 on Monday, and less than 8 last night. 7 hours and 37 minutes is pretty damn good, but it didn’t feel like it. I actually completely forgot to set my alarm for the gym this morning and woke up at 5:51am – way too late to walk Chip and get in a workout before work. So that means I have to make time tonight and still get up tomorrow morning to exercise before work since I’m donating platelets after work.



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