Tuesday, August 16, 2011

**Days 227 & 228**

Does anyone else out there NOT feel rested even after getting 7 or 8 hours of sleep?  No matter how much sleep I get in at night I never feel rested in the morning, and it's so frustrating!  What is it?  Bad mattress?  Sleeping in the wrong position?  Stress?  Or is it just old age??  Okay, I'm not old, but I'm almost 40, so I'm....older.  And it's not that I wake up with an achy body - this used to be a problem, but it's not anymore, after losing 30 pounds.  It's that I'm exhausted when I wake up, no matter how much sleep I get - 6, 7, 8 hours - I still feel so tired!  It's frustrating!  I just want to feel rested!  If anyone has any suggestions I'd love to hear them!

Well, I might wake up with an achy body tomorrow.  I was in a little fender-bender today.  I was sitting at a red light, and a teenage boy nailed my car in the back (he was probably texting!), and he hit me good!  I felt some major pain in my lower back on impact, and when I got out I felt a slight shooting pain down my leg. I came home and, immediately, took some Aleve, but I'm still have some pain.  I probably shouldn't do a  run tonight, but I hate to get off schedule, so I'm going to give it a try, but I may end up walking more than running.  My next 5k is in 4 more sleeps, so I want to get all my training in for this week!

I'm so behind on reading blogs, but I'm going to try to get caught up tonight.  I hope you are all doing good out there!!


  1. I need a good 10 hours sleep to not yawn during the day and be able to get out of bed without swearing! :-)

  2. You may be sleeping, but not soundly. The number one indicator of sleep apnea is being tired the next day (not saying you do have sleep apnea!). This is caused by the constant waking up during the night. I would try some destressing excercises before bed and perhaps try some melatonin

  3. I used to always been tired even after a good long sleep. I now take Melatonin and it helps me get good solid sleep and I feel energized in the mornings.
    I really hope your back feels better soon. I have been dealing with my own back pain and it is so frustrating! Good luck on your upcoming 5k!!

  4. Thanks for the advice, ladies!! I'll try anything!