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.