Monday, May 18, 2009

Week 9, Monday, attitudes and rest

Do you like my tired pic? I have decided that every night of this walk-a-thon, I will take a pic right before posting, that shows how I am feeling. I thought I was tired yesterday....but today, oh today was beyond tired.

I am realizing what an important part REST plays in our lives. I am not getting enough rest. I am a night person. I like to stay up late and sleep late. And usually I can. But for the past 2 days, I've gotten about 5 hours of sleep per night and it is really throwing me through a loop. Add the stress I am putting my body through with this extra walking and BoY OH bOy......there just aren't words to describe it. I would think I was sick, very sick, except I know what it is. Sleep deprivation and increased physical demand. I will survive and not die. Thank God. LOL

I was very dizzy part of the day today. I tried to take a quick nap but I was interrupted first by a coffee cup broken by mistake by my children and then by my dad needing a ride (he's been having car trouble). I gave up on the sleep and walked some more.

Walk, walk, walk..............just to think that a few days ago I was enjoying walking. I'm not enjoying THIS MUCH walking. However, my endurance is building up and I am thankful for that.

I weigh daily.....sometimes more than once per day (which I hear isn't a good thing, but anyway.....) My scales are not expensive OR accurate but I weigh anyway. I am not seeing them go down like I was hoping with this walking. What is the deal? Maybe I am stressing my body out. I don't know. Maybe my scales are just PMSing. LOL Tomorrow is TOPS and we will see what those scales show.

Speaking of PMSing, I'm not.............but the attitudes of me and my children today were very similar to those of a grouchy old hag. I first noticed it in my son....who lost all computer and video game privileges for today.............then it showed up in my daughter who threw a big old fit............then I realized that I had it too. I know mine was because of my tiredness. The kids' problem was probably me setting the wrong tone in our home. Tomorrow will be better.

Tomorrow I am getting up at 5:30 for prayer with hubby before he goes to work but then I am going back to bed. I am going to sleep as late as I possibly can. Do I have time for that? Absolutely not. But I *HAVE* to..............I can't do another day like body is screaming for some rest. I will just rush and do my best with the remainder of the day after I wake up, but building back some of my energy will be a priority tomorrow.

I walked 3.25 miles today. It took me an hour and 12 minutes.

I hope to be more chipper tomorrow night. Thank you for's good to know that someone out there is rooting me on.

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz~ that TOPS lady

Running points balance is 70


  1. I'm rooting you on! Missing your post from today! I love the idea of getting up and praying together! That's very cool. I'm going to ask Irene if she'll do that with me!

    You're going to make it!

    God Bless,

  2. I am a night owl, too. I am one that needs 8 hours of sleep to function. This drives my husband crazy because my son tends to me like me. We will sleep later and start school later, and my husband thinks we need to start at 8. There isn't enough coffee in the world to get me going by 8 every morning.

    We're winding down with school, we just have our standardized test left and then we're done. I am wondering how I am going to fit exercising in with school next year. I started it when we had completed much of our school in April. I am worried about that, because I don't like to exercise at night. Late morning/early afternoon is ideal for me. I worry about the balnace of school/exercise a lot.