Studying the Sleeping Habits of Domino Napping

I got to go to this amazing party on Saturday, and even through the 8 course meal and all the wine and champagne, I still lost 1 lbs at my weigh in on Sunday.  I was pretty excited.  Of course the effect of that late night bash left me exhausted on Sunday.  I got home, put laundry in and made a grocery list for the store.  I wouldn’t let myself sit down, because I knew I wouldn’t get back up.  Sunday is my day to clean the house, get laundry done, make a casserole of some sort for the week’s lunches, cut up fruit and veggies for the week, and basically get all my ducks in a row (La Quinta).

I had picked up stuff to make quiches.  I haven’t done that before, so I thought it might make good lunches for the week.  Of course, when I got back from the store, I had a clear plan of action in my head.  I put the groceries away, switched the laundry to the dryer and then decided to take a break on the couch.  Oops.  That was the domino that has put in place an unprepared week.  I was watching my dvr and my eyes kept closing.  Decided to take a nap around 6:30, setting an alarm to 7:30.  Of course it was set for am, instead of pm.  Woke up around 8.  Not making the quiches tonight.  I’ll just make them Monday night.  I also was planning on changing up my workout routine.  I have signed up for one 10K, two 5K’s and a 40 mile bike ride in the Tour de Cure.  This is all happening over the next month.  Instead of going to spinning classes at the gym, it will be good for me to run outside and ride my bike as much as possible.

That was the plan last night.  Get up at 5:00-5:30 and go for a run from my house.  I ended up mindlessly snoozing until 6:30, deciding it was too late to go for a run, reset my alarm to 7:30 and actually got out of bed by 8:30.  Amazing how 1 nap just put everything out of whack.  This means I have to make up one of my workout days this week, and I needed to get my week’s lunches made tonight, as well as finish my weekly chores.

This is the schedule for the events that I am registered for:

  • May 20, 2012 – Lilac Festival 10 K – There is no fundraiser for this, but if you can help support me in the Tour de Cure, I am trying to raise $1, 000!!! 
  • May 31, 2012 – JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge – There is no fundraiser for this, but if you can help support me in the Tour de Cure, I am trying to raise $1, 000!!!
  • June 2, 2012 – Strong Stroll for Kids 5K and Stroll for Strong Kids Sponsor me Here!
  • June 10, 2012 – Tour de Cure – If you haven’t noticed, this is the big kahuna.   Hoping to raise lots of funds.  Please consider sponsoring me, and spreading the word.  Post to your FB page, on your blog, etc.  Anything you can do to help me raise funds, would greatly be appreciated!!!  Click here to sponsor me!! 

Time to get my butt in gear and get ready for these events.  I am going to go to total body tomorrow. My thought is I will run Wednesday, from home, go on a bike ride Thursday, total body on Friday, and run on Saturday.

Hopefully that will get me on track for this week, and help me to be ready for the 10K on the 20th.  I’m pretty excited for these challenges, so this should be a good month full of pushing myself to a new level.

The interesting thing about this one small nap, which has killed my preparation for the week, is that I am currently in a sleep study.  I go in tomorrow night to give my results of the sleep journal I have kept for the past two weeks.  I never take naps, and it is so obvious that this one really had a big impact on my life.  You wouldn’t think that it would be that big deal, but for someone with insomnia, it is a problem.  I got to try out a tempurpedic yesterday.  Boy do I want one of those!

For now, I made my quiches.  I planned on 2, but had enough for 3.  Ended up with one swiss, one feta and one cheddar.  Pretty yummy!

The best thing is that making them totally got me out of the bad mood I was in all day.  The headache I had is gone and I’m over the funk and frustration from losing time due to yesterday’s exhaustion.  Back at it!

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