Go to bed when Liam does and get up earlier than he does so I can get my workout in. Perfect for days when either the weather or Liam's nap schedule aren't cooperating, right?
Oh wait, I'm not a morning person...crap.
I decided to try it anyway. Tuesday was Day One of the experiment. I laid out my clothes, set the coffeemaker to auto, set my alarm, and went to bed at 8:30pm.
I couldn't get to sleep. When I finally did, Liam woke up crying (for no apparent reason, I put him back to bed and he was fine). Then I couldn't get back to sleep.
I woke up to the alarm and NO COFFEE. (I think I'd better find the directions.)
I got up anyway. I was impressed by myself here, usually I would have just shut off the alarm and gone back to sleep.
I forgot to lay out my headphones so I dug around for those, got dressed and made my way downstairs. Most importantly, I did this quietly enough to not wake the monkey!
I trudged through my prescribed 5 miles for the day, slower and more painful than they would have been later in the day.
I got it done.
SCARY 5AM PICTURE ALERT!!!
|This was the best smile I could muster the first day with no coffee.|
|Slightly more awake after 5 miles on the 'mill.|
Tuesday evening was host to my second ever masters swim class (LOVE this class!). And since I was out
And no coffee ready for the morning. GAH! Why do I do this to myself? I forgot to grind coffee before Liam went to bed!
And I didn't get up on Wednesday morning. I woke up with a pretty good tension headache, turned off the alarm and went back to sleep. I still had the headache at 7:30 when Liam woke up, but with a heat pack and some tennis-ball rolling, it went away. Wednesday's workout was done during L's nap.
Wednesday night I remembered to grind the coffee, found the directions and set the machine properly, and went to bed early.
My alarm went off at 5am and I heard the sweet sound of success coming from the kitchen... my coffee was brewing! So of course I popped out of bed, okay more like rolled slowly, and got myself a cup.
Wasn't it Meatloaf that sang "two outta three ain't bad"?
|MUCH more awake with coffee. Much less scary-looking, too!|
And now I have Meatloaf songs stuck in my head...