Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Sleep...who needs it....

So this morning I couldn't sleep. I woke up at 3 am and stared at the ceiling. Pondering on my day I decided well, no sense in just laying here. I'll go for a run.

So at 3:45 I got out of bed, grabbed my running stuff and clothes for work and headed out the door. I drove past work, dropped off my clothes and then went to where I park. Oh, in case you hadn't figured it out, I got my car back on the road!!!

Where I park is down in this place called Panther Hollow in Oakland. It's down a really nice long hill that I walk up every morning. Today though, I went up another hill that leads away from my office building. i walked up it, intending for this to be my warm up. I had no clue on distance (still need that garmin) but I was feeling the lack of sleep at the top of it. But I still ran, down forbes past the library, across the bridge into the park and then back out, down past the library around the fountain and then back on forbes to the office. I did have to stop and walk here and there. Mostly due to lack of sleep and then lack of nourishment. Up the steps, streached in my cube then hit the showers down the hall. I did over dress, there was a ligth misty rain this morning that made it seem colder than it was. Once I got moving I was more soaked from sweat. Next time I will know better.

All in all it was a great run. I think this may become the norm for me. It's so nice to run in town when it's quiet like that. Just me and the birds. Oh, I haven't used my ipod for about 2 weeks now when I am running. I am finding it easier to control my pace when I can hear my feet hitting the ground.

Well, time to work...after today I am off until Monday :) Tomorrow morning I am going to hit a trail near here and run it. Then rest friday and saturday for the trail race on sunday.
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5 comments:

Sumo said...

Way to go Stan! Sounds like a nice run... a little early, but nice! We should get great weather for the trail race!!!

See you there!

Winnston said...

getting a Rocky image here, Stan. Running in the pre dawn light....

I guess you are on a rest day today. Good luck tomorrow. BTW, did you see the article in the new runners world on the Pittsburgh marathon?

Stan said...

Pre dawn light is great!

Yes I did see it. They said 5000 will run. I am volunteering for it and they told us that over 10500 are signed up for it. Going to be a great race to watch!!

WendyBird said...

Great job Stan! Running on little sleep can be killer, but better than not running at all :-) I ran at 4am for the first time today and it was really cool!

Happyrunningbunny said...

Maybe that's what I should do on the nights I can't sleep...

Oh and you should definitely hurry up and get that Garmin. It is wonderful for letting you know exactly how far and fast you're going.