I played hooky in Algebra class the other day, and skipped my hill repeats. My sister, brother-in-law, and devilish 3-year old nephew were in town for the day so I did the family bit.
I ran yesterday instead of Bikram to mix things up. I find the occasional short run (3.5 miles) is a soothing diversion. Also, on a more vain note, running keeps my butt in good shape.
No Open Mat tonight due to a 5-hour overtime situation at work this morning. I did not get home until noon so sleep was a priority today. Graveyard is my favorite shift, but it's a double edged sword.
I may have written about this before, but the subject is a worthy discussion. Working these hours is like attaching an open sieve to your energy level and watching helplessly as you accrue sleep debt with 30% interest. The sleep you get during daytime hours is less effective than nighttime sleep. So, even though you think you are getting enough rest, your body is slipping slowly into a pit drained, chronic tiredness. I have run myself into the ground more than once by ignoring my body's need for rest, so, here I sit, with coffee and my blog. The mat will be there tomorrow night.
And on that note, the work hour approaches again....
Train well, Train often