Happy Hump Day! James thinks every day is hump day. Literally.
Wow is it cold today or what? It “feels like 17″. Yikes! Although I’m getting soft; in NH where I grew up it was consistently in the single digits for much of the winter. And I always ran. My cut-off was 9 degrees. NINE DEGREES. I can only conclude that my former self was insane. Because today, when I took James out, I was overcome by blasts of cold wind and noted that I would be crazy to run in it.
Lucky for me, tonight I am trying out the Pushcart running group in Chelsea! So even if it’s cold, I’ll be distracted by chatting with new runners and won’t notice. Until I get inside, and then my legs will probably do that stinging hot but super cold thing. Am I right?! But yeah, back to Pushcart…they have a running group at 7:00pm on Wednesdays from the Chelsea location. After the run, you get $2 off a beverage. I’ll take it! Anything to help me through the winter months. You can check out their Facebook page here. It looks so cozy inside!
Thinking about running in the cold makes me think about cuddling in bed which makes me think about sleep. Stuft Mama shared this link about sleep & exercise. The article discusses the health benefits of getting 7-8 hours of sleep per night, and they are quite astounding! There are actual genes that are turned on or off as a result of enough/too little sleep. Isn’t science amazing? I definitely recommend reading through it. It’s important to remember that sleep is an essential part of training and overall health. We need to make sure we schedule in time to sleep just like we schedule exercise, social events, and work.
How much sleep do you get per night? Do you schedule your bedtime or just go to bed when you’re tired?