Well... our little angel has gotten back in the habit of waking up several times throughout the night, usually around 11 and 2. Cody took the 11 and I took the 2...except he wouldn't go back to sleep. He was really restless and thrashy. His fussing sounded more cranky than pained - so I'm not sure if it's teething or what - but I'm not a fan.
The good news about getting up at 2 is that I was wide awake for my treadmill workout. Of course, because I still need to do laundry (this part of the plan hasn't happened yet), I was stuck with black capris and a navy top. I sort of felt like this, combined with my neon green shoes, was the mullet of running outfits: business up top and a party on your feet. I'm thinking of selling the idea to Brooks.
Anyway, I hopped my mulleted self onto the treadmill and started with a warm up - which felt great. Then, on the first running interval, I felt something I haven't felt in a long time. My legs are sore! My quads are just sore enough to feel, but my SHINS were on fire. I can't remember the last time I was sore from working out. I'm so HAPPY! I had decided in advance to increase my running intervals to 1.5 minutes jogging with 1 minute of walking. It was hard in the best possible way. I was out of breath by the end of the interval with my legs burning and I was grinning like an idiot. I'm choosing to see this as "I'm working hard enough to improve" rather than "I'm out of breath after a minute and a half!?!" It's all in your attitude, right?
As I was running, I has several fun, running-related thoughts that I was going to include in my blog post... but they've left the building, so I'll leave you with some Random Thoughts for Thursday.
Random Thought #1: Who knew shaving your legs would feel like such an accomplishment? Since little man was in non-sleep mode after his treadmill-workout-length catnap (thanks, Lord), I set this up in the bathroom doorway to keep him busy while I got ready. The attached toys and crinkly book kept him entertained until we were ready to leave.
I felt a little like I was trying to get away with something as I shaved my legs, expecting S to start fussing in reprimand at any moment. I felt a ridiculous sense of accomplishment - of course, this could be partly endorphins and partly lack of sleep.
Random Thought #2: When you shop for food at 5:45 am, you tend to buy mostly caffeine and sugar. We need to go to the store, so I stopped at a gas station to grab something for lunch and ended up with coffee, a Diet Coke, Pop Tarts, macaroni and cheese, and a chocolate-heavy snack mix. The healthy eater I have tucked in the back of my brain is catching up on beauty sleep and left my inner 10 year old in charge of the food choices today.
Random Thought #3: I'm considering taking a "conference call" in one of the conference rooms and taking a nap. I'm 99% kidding, 1% looking for a pillow. I am jealous of George's desk fort from Seinfeld.
Random Thought #4: It's Thrusday, woo hoo. Tomorrow, I sleep!
I hope everyone has a fabulous Thrusday.