Today, for the second day in a row, my internal body clock has decided that 4:20am was a good time to wake up. Neither day was I able to get back to sleep. I thought 5am was early enough. I really hope I can sleep that late tomorrow because this week is a busy one and I know it's going to be a bit exhausting, even if I wasn't waking up that early.
I did get a 4mile run in this morning. A week from this coming Saturday is the 10K on Governor's Island and I've only done one 6 mile run so far, but I'm optimistic. (And I hope that Robyn's knee is treating her well enough to run as well!) My run this morning was okay. I felt good before hand, my legs were feeling loose and my head wasn't too foggy being up since 4:20am, but once I started running it was more of a struggle than I had thought it would be. I ran at a conservative pace to start and once my legs were feeling a bit better I picked up the pace a little. Once I was on the promenade I decided to pick a landmark every so often and really pick up the pace for short distances. I feel the little bursts of speed helped get my legs moving and the last bit of the run was quite a bit faster than the first 3/4ths. I finished feeling strong but really wish I could start feeling strong. Maybe if I wake up at 4:20 again on Thursday before my next run I'll just get up and have a cup of tea instead of trying to get back to sleep since it probably won't happen. I should add another item to my 'healthy to-do list' for this week: get more sleep!
I was quite far through my run today before the sun really started to rise. I can definitely tell that the daylight hours are getting shorter. That's one thing I don't love about fall. It amazes me how many people are up and working when I start my runs down here. There were people awake and moving on the UES, but there weren't Halal carts cooking meat yet! It's a little too early for that, if you ask me!
Okay, it's a busy day for me today. Project deadline looming at work and a mid-day appointment with my endocrinologist (wish me luck!) so I'm off.
What is on your 'healthy to-do' list this week?
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dynamic & static stretching