I haven't been sleeping well, and it has seriously messed up my day-to-day life. Examples:
1 I'm more stressed at work
2 I've had a shorter fuse
3 I haven't run as much
4 I have lacked energy
5 I have lacked motivation
6 I'm always tired!
Seriously, it was going down hill FAST! But my doctor told me about a wonder drug yesterday: melatonin. The thing is, it isn't even a drug; it's a supplement. And it's cheap! I got a big bottle at Sam's Club for around $6! I slept great last night: I fell asleep, and (miracle of miracles) stayed asleep. Go figure.
So I'm here to tell you: great sleep can make for a great day, and a great run. I'm still working on getting my body used to the heat (and speeding up), so I take breaks. I usually have water with me, but not today...oops.
At least I had some nice sights to see!
I have fallen in love all over again with running! I've also developed an attachment to these melatonin things. I love sleep. Anything that makes me sleep better (and therefore love life even just a little better) is my new best friend.