Sleep Wanted

I’ve been in Nashville all week for a work conference and some of the most difficult things I find to do during such trips is keeping up an exercise routine and getting a good night’s rest.  Most work trips I manage to squeeze in a morning or two at the fitness center, but not this time.  I had high expectations of waking up early and running outside in order to blog about the things I see and the flavor of running in a new city (is that sad that now I think in terms of what can I blog about?).  However, two nights ago I found myself wide awake at 2:30 am (since 11 pm when my head hit the pillow) so you can imagine my 6 am wake up call to go work out was pushed back to 7 instead.  As someone who rarely encounters sleeping issues this was beyond frustrating as I watched the minutes tick by.  I am a person who needs my 8 hours of sleep and since it did not happen neither did the workout.  Last night I ended up only with 6 hours of sleep (late dinners out and early mornings do not help).

Also, as I approach turning another year (my 30th birthday is tomorrow), I can honestly see how much more important taking care of my body will be and the value that I place on a good night’s rest to feel energized and refreshed.

About mileoneandcounting

I'm a young professional living in the Washington, DC area. Since moving here in 2007 I have honed a passion for running and fitness. Growing up I played soccer and softball (and tested track & field for one year). After college I ran a few 5K races, but running was really only a means to staying in shape for me. Never in my wildest imagination had I thought I'd ever run a marathon, let alone three. Nor did I think I'd get the running bug after doing so, but I'll admit I'm hooked! Over the years my blog has grown into so much more than a running blog though. Sometimes I have deep thoughts. Other times I'm simply sharing a training story or a review of a product. Here's the place where you'll learn about me through my many adventures--even I enjoy going back to re-read some posts from time to time. I've also been able to hone my love for health and wellness through my business called IDLife which stands for Individually Designed Life. I'd love to help inspire you to live your best life yet so please don't hesitate to reach out to me and may my words resonate with you. See you on the trails...
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