Monday, August 2, 2010
A Winter Hiatus and My New Best Friends
What's with the crazy weather?!! Two days ago, still in the middle of Winter, I was walking around in shorts and a t-shirt. My long run was completed with a good lather of sweat and wearing a singlet. Today it's been blowing a gale - an icy gale - and this morning's run was in a long-sleeve top and gloves.
I've been struggling for sleep over the last week. Some of that's because of worry. Some is because I am not nocturnal, unlike my rather loud sons. And some of it is because of my elderly dalmatian. His bladder just doesn't seem to hold as much as it did or he's possibly suffering from that condition that many old men get - prostatic enlargement. Lately he's been waking me up at the ungodly hour of 3:00 am to let him out and try as I might I just can't get back to sleep.
Yesterday I dragged through the day on only four and a half hours and, of course, the major medical story on the news was sleep-related. Seems like I'm headed for heart disease and other nasties if I don't get a good 7 hours. So last night I took action. I can totally swear by ear plugs! I had a solid seven and today felt amazing. Iven, however, got the 3:00 am wake-up whine. Now I've got a dilemma. Ear plugs tonight? Or be kind to my husband?