I did manage to get my work outs in, but there was no way on jebus' green earth that I was doing any of it out side. As a BigBoyRunning I have more bounce to the ounce, but who needs the heat exhaustion that would go along with exercising out doors this past week.
The week went like dis:
Wednesday: 1500m swim
Thursday: 2500m swim
Friday: 2000m swim
Saturday: 5.5km run + 10mile bike + light weights
Sunday: 8km run + light weights
So a lighter week to be sure, but I have also been battling a lack of sleep so it has really hit the old motivation pretty hard.
Up until yesterday i was averaging maybe, MAYBE 3 hours a night. But it was completely broken, flip flopping unhappy sleep.
I am not a pill guy, so I usually dont hit the sleep aids, they work for some people but even things like melatonin give me jittery legs and it is really annoying to try and sleep with feet that dont want to stop moving.
Not sure if it is impending work stress as we come to the end of the summer and school year begins, the heat, or any number of regular worries or a combo platter of all of that, but it has not been a happy time for the sleeping.
Usually i dont sleep Sunday nights, and i am used to that, but over a week is a little ridiculous, and not the Harry Potter kind.
Last year I did try one all natural sleep aid and it did work from time to time so I may have to give that a go again. Red wine, seemed to do the trick during the winter when i was experiencing some sleeping issues so I may need to call up Dr. Shiraz and get a few doses lined up.
I really dont like doing anything like that but a fella gotta sleep.
I enjoy wine, especially reds, but i dont want to have to lean on anything too long or get a splash of alcoholism to go along with it...'Honeshtly offficofer isss so i can sleeps betterer, nice booties, Brrrrraaaaaaaaaaft'.
On an up note we have had some takers on the shirts, so those are being mailed out this week, still a few left so if you wants one, message me here or on facebook and i can send you out one, just have to commit to a walk or run or triathlon any distance within a year.
Thanks to those that stepped up and are taking the challenge on! Looking forward to seeing how youse do!
Over the next month I am going to start moving my run distance up, I would like to start getting closer to a 10km distance - maybe with the long term goal of doing a olympic distance tri next summer, unfortunately that also includes uping the biking distance ( BLAH), but we will see how that goes.
Also looking to get a few more ocean swims in, just have to rope someone to go with me, I know it is completely unrealistic, especially for our area, but my brain is a jerk and I get about 10-15minutes into an ocean swim, and my brain starts with the Jaws music. Its Crazy! I Know! But having someone else around makes me feel like, well at least there is someone else to help in a bad situation, and if i can find someone a little slower then me, the shark can eat them first. hahaha
Thats all for meow
Sean "BigBoyRunning" Ryan