If there is one area of my life I know I need to address, it would be my sleeping habits. The alarm goes off at 5 am most days, regardless of whether I am running before work, or biking or driving to work. You would think that with all of my working out and such and early rising time I should be falling into bed at 10 pm. But I'm not..! I'll be pretty tired around 8:30...which is way to early to go to bed, and then I'll push through and be really awake until 11 or 12. I really need to try and be more vigilant about getting to bed earlier.
Case in point? Last night I was falling asleep watching one of the old Indiana Jones movies, had to run out briefly, then got back home and was wide awake. Getting up for swimming just before 5 am was tough... I was at the pool by 6 though, ready to swim some laps. I got about 850m in and it felt pretty good, and it was a terrific way to start off the day. The only problem with swimming in the morning, then heading straight to work is...what do I do with my wet suit so that it can dry out? I wasn't sure I wanted to leave it in my car so I wound up bringing it to the office with me. I discovered I have some hooks under my desk so I can hang it up, and my coworkers don't even see it. One thing I'm a bit worried about is the amount of time the shelf bra in my tri top is taking to dry out. It is after noon and the thing is still wet. Please tell me that as I speed around on my bike it will help the top to dry out faster. Otherwise I predict that this may not be the most comfortable thing at my tri. Hmm. Only 30 days to my first tri..!
My next marathon is right around the corner as well! I was checking the race website for Quebec City and they have made a change to the transportation at the start of the race. Before we were all going to meet near the finish line and get bused to the start line. Now we are taking a ferry across the St. Lawrence River, then we'll be bused to the start. It sounds like a pretty neat way to start the morning so long as there aren't any snafus! I'm getting pretty excited about the trip, and I finally managed to book my airfare. I would love some restaurant recommendations or ideas for things to do while I'm not running the marathon!