You can almost say that I have a sense of pride on my early hour activities. As a triathlete, we commonly do more before 9 am than most people do all day.
Something is different this week however and I have S-T-R-U-G-G-L-E-D to make my morning workouts. My clothes are laid out, bike is prepped and the Heed is mixed...I just can't pull myself out of bed. It's not for a lack of motivation, I'm just tired.
Many of you know that the body is an incredible machine - it has an amazing ability to 'speak' to you if you're listening. Over the years, I have become a very good listener...injury will make you acutely aware of even the slightest changes. So when I sleep through all 3 of my alarms - TWICE THIS WEEK - I know something is up. I'll blame it on the increased run mileage this week - though it's not much (9 miles total), I'm sure it's put me at the tipping point as I acclimate to all three disciplines (again).
I could be furious. I could even be bummed that I've overslept - but why? I easily substituted a bike ride for a 5K TT run (see below) and today, well, it was a good time to catch up on my blog and enjoy the solitude of the early morning...just me and my coffee.
So here's to sleeping in - it's not something I do often but when I do, but I have to believe it's for the best. I guess I just have to find a clock that has 4 alarms to make sure I get up in time for race day :)