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Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Not Every Morning Can be a Triumph

Last night, Norah's sleep schedule was "off" -- not that she was crying all night or anything traumatic like that; she just woke up at odd times and it threw me off -- so this morning at 4 am when I was feeding her, the idea of going back to bed was immensely appealing while the idea of staying up and going for a run was NOT.

So, today I opted for sleep. Which means an evening run will be in order.

I figure I just have to be flexible with my running schedule right now since my days' schedules hinge on Norah's schedule and my sleep is directly related to her sleep, so I'll try to aim for morning runs, but if I have to move them to evening, it's no big deal. I'll find a way to work them in.

But speaking of evening, and having no other coherent way of transitioning into my last topic, why doesn't primetime start until 8 pm on the East Coast? Most nights it doesn't bother me that I miss half the shows I want to watch because the DVR just records what I don't stay up to see, but when it comes to Monday Night Football, this is a real bummer. The game doesn't start until 8:30 and it often runs until after 11 pm! I can't manage to stay up that late these days, so last night when the Vikings were playing the Packers, I didn't even make it to halftime before I had to hit the sack. And I'm sorry, but DVR'd football? That's no fun.

Jerry stayed up and finished watching the whole game, so I did learn this morning that Brett Fav-Rah and the Vikes kicked those Cheeseheads' ass, but I would have liked to have seen it for myself!

18 comments:

Marlene said...

Oh, the life of a Mom - scheduling runs around baby's sleep schedule and sleeping through Monday Night Football!

Nobel4Lit said...

Hah, understood. My runs used to follow my school and work schedule, so I'd be running at 7 PM one day and 5 AM some other days, 3 PM, lunchtime... you just gotta be ready at anytime by keeping lightly fueled throughout the day!

Wes said...

Flexibility is definitely the key!!

SJ Goody said...

You are good... I haven't been able to get more than 2-3 runs in per week. I find I am always opting for distractions right now. But when I go back to work next week, I plan to use my lunch break to run... hopefully I won't fail! And... perhaps it was something lunar that had our little ones up - I TOO was up at 4am which is not the norm - we usually make it to 5:45 at least!

Lily on the Road said...

Running for fun, right now Norah rules....

as for shows that start at 9PM, good luck with that, I'm headed off to the land of nod!

Viper said...

Aside from the actual game, you also missed the commentators verbally knob-slob Favre. "He plays with such passion! He just loves the game! He's like a kid out there! THAT's why you bring in Brett Favre!"

Give it a rest already.

Heather said...

I could hardly stay up for the whole game last night either, and it started an hour earlier here . . . is it being a mom or getting old that does this to us?

Katie A. said...

I always wondered what you East Coast peeps did with the sports schedule? Baseball and football do that! So sorry!
Good luck on your run tonight! Sleep is important, you will enjoy it more when you head out tonight. :)

X-Country2 said...

I'm an hour west, have no kid, and was still struggling to stay awake. All games need to be played in Buffalo. :o)

Amanda said...

I think it's great that you're running right now, it's got to be tough to fit them in. I think you've got the right idea...flexibility is key.

TX Runner Mom said...

It can be tough juggling the mommy duties with running! Just gotta be flexible - I workout where ever I can fit it in...and sometimes I even skip a workout here and there! Gasp! It's all good...afterall, they're only babies for a little while. Enjoy it!

runner26 said...

great game!! as a bears fan, i was definitely rooting for the vikes !

Agate Lake Girl said...

I hear ya. They need to either start that game earlier or move it to Thursday night. I can handle Fridays on little sleep, but Tuesdays no way. I had a doozy of a Tuesday today too...

Crystal said...

Yeah, I totally miss central time zone tv watching. I was up till midnight watching the game but it was worth it. Now it's the Twins!

MCM Mama said...

One of the joys of being a mom is constantly having to work your running in when it fits. My kids sleep now, but I still have a heck of a time fitting in running some days.

Rio Runs said...

Flexibility is so important! I've had to train myself not to get upset at myself if I don't get a run done at a pre-planned time. I just remind myself there is usually another way to get it done and get creative!

MN Mom said...

My husband was sure excited!

sRod said...

Flexibility seems to be key in this parenting thing (I'm learning from my sister too).

Also, I can give you the whole rationale behind primetime (and TV seasons). You know, if you want to geek out for a bit.