last week’s blog ended with a tummy bug cutting my run short. I felt better by Sunday but decided to do my run on the treadmill at the gym just in case. I left it a bit late and got chucked out at closing time after only 5k.
Monday was a rest day, just as well as I was tired and went to bed early.
Tuesday I was tired again, tried to go to bed early, but made the mistake of reading all your lovely blogs and didn’t turn the light out until 11pm.
Wednesday I put my kit on, set off down the road, changed my mind after a minute and came back. I decided that it was too late (it was 8:30) and went to bed instead
Thursday I decided no messing, got home from work at 7:30 and went straight to bed, asleep by 8:30.
friday and Saturday both 9pm.
And I have slept really well.
Is this good for me or not? Am I just getting into a lazy habit, or is ‘my body telling me’ that I ‘need’ more sleep? Bearing in mind that our bodies generally ‘tell us’ to eat, rest and conserve energy and I’m not actually a caveman I’m not convinced. However I am willing to concede that going to bed an hour earlier for a while might be better for me than ‘unwinding in front of the TV’ and might enable me to get up earlier to run in the early morning especially when spring kicks in.
Going back to running, will I be well rested, having taken periodicity to the extreme, or will I be like an astronaut returning from space and find that my body has turned to jelly?
I tested it with 10k today (in my lovely wind stopper leggings which kept the rain out). Yes I felt like an astronaut!
Honestly, I can’t say that I was loving it or that it was a great run but I felt better on the home straight!
Here’s to back to the plan🍾!