Wednesday, August 26, 2009

I want more sleep...


I saw this shirt at an expo and it made me laugh.

It has been a busy week for sure! I have not even had a chance to read up on other blogs, let alone keep up with my email. I feel slightly out of touch and not in the groove. I am hoping that I can get more sleep. I feel slightly sleep deprived and it is not a fun feeling.

I had my dad and my step mom in town for a family wedding last week. I had a lot of errands to run on Friday as well as teaching class so I had to king of leave them on their own with the kid while I got everything done. The Wedding on Saturday was very nice. It was great to see family that I had not seen in a long time. The bride and groom were so young. I think that they were only 20 and 21. They seem unprepared for "adult" life, but them again I was only 22 when I got married. At least I had a college degree and had a direction. I got the hint from some gossip from a relative that the groom (my second cousin) had dropped out of school and was pursuing a career in real estate. I wish them the best of luck and a ton of resiliency.

I was able to get my long ride in before going to the wedding so I was rewarded with a day on on Sunday to get some last minute errands in before school started the next day for the Bud. As we were finishing dinner, I was stunned and shocked to hear my son tell me that he was ready to go home at 8 p.m. and start getting ready for bed to get a good night's sleep before his first day of school. !!!!!! Whoa!!!!!! He catches the bus before 7 a.m. and has a few blocks to walk to the bus stop so he has to get up really early compared to last year. That is part of the reason that I am lacking in sleep. I have to get up with him to get him breakfast and make a lunch and make sure he gets up to the bus stop in time.

So far, he is liking Middle School. He did not have a schedule the first day and floated around most of the day in the Counseling office while they got his schedule ready. The school counselor was praise worthy of Bud's maturity and ability to roll with the punches and stay calm on the first day. After they missed sticking him in band, and a quick call up to the school he had another new schedule on the second day. He should be settling into a routine now. Swimming starts back up next week for him and I think he is looking forward to it.

I have been getting some good run workouts in. It is so incredibly hot and humid in H-town right now. I feel like I have stood in a sprinkler and I am dripping all over the place. Some of my workouts have to be at 3:30 and 4:00 p.m. so that I can get acclimated to the extreme heat. I went to the pool yesterday to get my workout in and I was denied! They had the lane ropes out and there was someone testing the water. I was crushed. I was really looking forward to the workout. This week has been pyramid week. My swim workout, my track workout, and my trainer workout has been all about the pyramid. Keep the intensity high as the length of the interval goes up. It is F--KING HARD, but I feel like I really get a good workout in and the sense of satisfaction from finishing the workout is massive.

I am looking forward to a 100 mile ride this weekend down in Galveston so I can get that warm (hot) sea breeze to blow me around and the flat roads to test to see that I can stay in the aerobars for long periods of time. Greyhound will be out there with me and hopefully some of the other people I know that are doing IMCZ. I have been trying to keep on top of my hydration going into this ride. My goal is to get some good sleep. I have to download some music for my cycle class in the morning and get it done early so that I am not awake at midnight getting it done the night before a 5:30 am.

Tonight is another new episode of Top Chef! I have to get busy so I can get to bed on time tonight.

Later Gators,

Liz

3 comments:

Racn4acure said...

Cool shirt Coach Liz!

Sleep deprived - not fun!!!!

You sound busy, so enjoy life and good luck with everything. Art

TNTcoach Ken said...

Ha, what is this sleep thing you speak of? Just think, as the days get shorter we can get to bed earlier....... Okay, in theory at least!

Speed Racer said...

20 and 21?! Holy cow!!! I'm 26 and I feel like I won't be ready to get married for at LEAST 5 or 10 more years!