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Tuesday, August 08, 2006


That’s what I’ve felt like for the last two days. Just taking a big yawn and heading to bed for a nap. I don’t know why I feel so tired lately. Maybe I am just getting to bed too late. I feel like lounging around at night rather than hitting the hay to wake up early to train, so that’s been cutting into my sleep.

Yesterday morning (Monday) I didn’t stand a chance of making it out the door in the morning. I woke up to get ready for my run, but couldn’t resist the lure of my couch to lie down on it. I succumbed to its call and said to myself I could do the run at lunch or after work.

Of course, I couldn’t get it in during lunch (dentist appointment) and on the way home all I could think about was eating dinner and vegging out. Fortunately, I asked my daughter in the morning if she wanted to go for a ride with my while I ran in the evening and she was eager to go when I walked in the door. Otherwise I almost certainly would have skipped it. I was very glad for her company as she made me keep a decent pace and the run felt cathartic and rejuvenating.

I didn’t feel like going to bed at my normal time though. I wanted to sit on the couch and watch TV with my wife. This got me to bed later than I should have in order to wake up early enough to get in my ride this morning. I still forced myself out of bed and out the door for the ride.

Perhaps I should have just stayed home. I am never any good when I am overtired. This showed just as I was entering Prospect Park, where I had to navigate around a barrier that was for some reason placed in front of the entrance. I didn’t do such a good job of navigating, since I fell onto my elbow when I tried to get around it. I was very fortunate, since after I got back up and started to ride again, I realized I forgot to put on my helmet before I left.

I went home to retrieve it and then proceeded to ride a very sluggish 11.5 miles. I barely had the energy for that, but at least I was pleased with myself for making sure I did something. Maybe a good night’s sleep is all I need to get myself moving again in the morning.


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