I feel asleep around 1am last night and was tossing and turning by 3:30. I tried to go back to sleep, but I just couldn't. I gave up and jumped on my computer. After about 30 minutes, I learned how to do some SQL programming and make it work on my website. There was definitely an upside to this sleepless night. That little bit of code was something that I couldn't figure out in 2007 and never went back to it.
Then, I started reading a little of the latest Runners World magazine. There are 7 covers this month, each of which shows a runner that has battled cancer. I grabbed the one with Lance Armstrong. I really don't care what people are saying about him right now. I was following what little press the US gave to cycling back in the late 80's and early 90's when Greg LeMond won The Tour a few times and Armstrong's name started showing up. I think Armstrong paid his dues and he showed up gradually. It didn't just happen overnight for the guy like Landis. Just saying.
So now it's after 5am and I just said screw it. I'm going for a run. I thought about doing a long run this weekend since Friday, but I didn't commit to it. Running without eating or hydrating enough is tough and those are the obvious things to have before a long run. Running without enough sleep isn't talked about because most people don't think about it. If you didn't sleep well, most people will just not go run.
I went out and felt stiff and flat during my 1.2 mile warmup. I never got any energy as the run progressed, either. I covered 6.6 miles during my long distance run, which is usually 10 miles. 7.8 total isn't bad, though, for the day considering the lack of sleep.
Anyone that lives in Florida knows this well, but it was literally swampy out there this morning. It rained last night and the temperature was close to 80 degrees this morning before the sun even came up. As I ran past a lake, there was a mist coming off it. I was just waiting for a dinosaur to run with me. The cool mornings are gone until November.
I did nap a little once I got home, so all is well now. Time to visit Kim's father and check out the horses.