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Saturday, August 13, 2011

And Miles To Go Before I Sleep

When you're too tired to check your email, you've run yourself a little ragged.

About that busy day I mentioned - it was unbelievable. All of it started with waking up to my alarm and thinking (for what reason, I know not) that I did not, in fact, have to be up that early. I happily turned it off and headed back to bed. An hour later, when I woke up again, I realized what a moron I'd been and got out the door as quickly as possible.

You see, in addition to the eight miles I had to run this morning, I also had to run a few errands to make up for someone forgetting something to do with my 10:00 appointment that was half an hour away. Thus, having to run for almost an hour and not waking up until 7:00 made for an interesting time crunch. I managed to get everything taken care of and get out to the appointment just in time. It lasted until about noon, at which point I headed to the show I was going to see. Fortunately, this show did not start until 2:00, which meant that I got to actually eat something before I went and sat down, so I found a little pizza place on the east side and had a slice while reviewing my script for tomorrow's rehearsal.

From there, it was off to the show, which lasted slightly longer than I thought it would, making for a fun drive home to pick up the wife before moving on to appointment number two. That completed, it was back to the apartment to drop the wife off and breathe for a moment or two, after which I was back in the care and headed to Round Rock for my show. I just got home from said show, filled up my water pack, got all my running gear together and realized that I had not yet written my post for the day. This was disappointing, since I have to wake up in about 5 hours in order to have a chance to get in all 16 miles before having to leave for another appointment in the morning.

And I just keep reminding myself how much I enjoy all of these things.

What really intrigued me just a few moments ago, however, was the possibility of, instead of going to sleep and running in the morning, simply suiting up and hitting the roads right now. I mean, what's going to be all the different between now and 5:00 in the morning? It'll still be dark, but I don't wear a neon green running shirt only because it's a great color on me. (That's just an added bonus.) I might be more rested, but given that I'll be trying to wake up, I might actually be more tired. There will be fewer cars out, but whether that's a good thing or a bad thing, I'm not sure. It might make for less focused drivers.

In the end, what's sending me to bed instead of out to the road right now is the fact that I am just that tired. With another full day ahead of me, I cannot tell you how much I am looking forward to getting home around 8:00 tomorrow night and simply laying down for the rest of the evening.

But I've got a lot to do before then.

Saturday's Run:
83 Degrees / Humid
8.11 Miles
58 Minutes, 2 Seconds

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