Today was one of those days. I woke up at 7:30 am and felt like I had been run over by a truck. My brain was so foggy I couldn’t see three feet in front of me.
I suppose not getting enough sleep the two prior nights probably had something to do with it. I don’t know about you all, but when there is a lot of stress, I need a lot of sleep.
Having to get up for work in the morning doesn’t make things any easier. At times, getting up for work is a down right inconvenience. Is there a job I can get where I’m paid to stay in bed?
I had promised myself last night that I would get up and get a ride in this morning. The last time I rode was Wednesday evening on Zwift with the Herd crew. There is something about not riding that is not conducive to losing weight. Riding is also a great stress reliever.
Two hours of sleep later, I bounced out of bed at 10 am ready to fulfill my promise to myself. No snarky comments about the 10 am thing please. I mean sometimes a person just needs their nine hours of sleep.
As it turns out, getting up earlier would have been fruitless anyway. It had rained and the roads still would have been wet. My timing turned out to be pretty good, I had dry roads and got done before the heat and humidity had set in for the day.
It took half the ride for my legs to wake up but when they did it was an OK ride. I had the wind at my back for the last five miles. I find riding into the wind when I start out is always a good idea. It protects me from the inevitable lack of ambition that often sets in about half way out. And riding like a crazy person down hill with the wind at my back is just plain fun!
Take it from me. The next time you wake up in the morning way too early, simply roll over and go back to sleep. There are no emergencies out there. Sometimes more sleep and shorter days are just what the doctor ordered.