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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Running with Insomnia

I'm in such a quandary. I've been up since 2:00 a.m. and now it's 5:46 a.m. Do I stay up for the rest of the day and go for my run in a couple of hours as planned, or try to go back to bed for an hour or two of shut-eye?

If this only happened once or twice a week I'd just keep doing the run as planned, but after several nights of five hours of sleep, I start getting tired. Tired enough to pop an Ambien tonight, I think. Is it better for my body to sleep now, or exercise? I hate taking drugs, but if I don't sleep, life gets trickier and trickier. Pre-menopause sucks.

I was actually starting to enjoy running again, what with the nice weather and all. My orange Asics ROCK, I tell you. And I bought a lime green Adidas running shirt at Costco this weekend. One of those hi-tech fabrics that lets the sweat escape (that's a weird concept...like the sweat's a prisoner?) I like it. It makes me feel like I'm cool. Literally.

I think I should run today, before the next storm comes in and makes it slippery and miserable. I dread the exercise bike even more than running.

My friend's husband just bought her a new treadmill she keeps in her garage for use during the bad weather. She said I can come over anytime and use it. She said the best thing about running in her garage is she can wear whatever she wants, and no one will see her. She was out there in her leopard print bra with no shirt the other day, because her t-shirt got so sweaty that she took it off. I guess she doesn't know about the Adidas running shirts at Costco. Her husband might, but I doubt he'll tell her.

I don't even know where my leopard print bra is, and I'm too tired to look for it.

1 comment:

Live on the Fly said...

You know, I have those mornings too, where you wake up and have no ability to fall asleep again. Until, like, 2 in the afternoon. So once in a while a girl just needs a Tylenol PM about an hour before bedtime. It helps me break bad sleep patterns.