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OK, so I didn't get up again this morning at 5 to knock out an early-bird workout session.
Honestly, it's not really about laziness, but has a heckuva lot to do with lack of sleep. I've had sleep issues for 20 years now -- even underwent an overnight sleep study many moons ago, and take medication at night for restless leg syndrome -- and sometimes, like last night, it takes hours to fall asleep. Not only that, sometimes I wake up five or six times during the night.
Not conducive to restful, restorative slumber.
My wife, on the other hand, gets up at 4:30 nearly every morning during the week, but she sleeps like a rock and goes to bed at 7:30, 8 o'clock.
I just can't do that -- go to bed so early.
Even if I did, I'd lay there wide awake for no-telling-how-long. It just wouldn't work at all.
So that's a constant struggle for me.
I'm a writer, and I enjoy painting acrylics, and evenings are prime time to scratch my creative itches. I'd stay up half the night, if I could get away with it. But, eventually, I force myself to hit the rack, tired or not, and it's a coin toss on what kind of quality of sleep I'll get any particular night.
But, anyway ...
Today, I had some things to do after work, and so I didn't make it to the gym, and it was already getting a little late by the time I got home, so the only thing I accomplished workout-wise was my low-bar routine. A couple days ago, I was slightly discouraged with it, since it seemed like I wasn't controlling the movement the way I had been. But this time, I was nearly able to hold my position again as I lowered my hips and legs down toward the garage floor. I was nearly able to completely stop on the first rep, before my feet lightly touched down.
The second rep was about the same, and the third rep unfolded a little bit quicker. The next three reps, it was impossible to lower myself slowly, and my feet plopped down onto the ground -- which was not unexpected.
I could feel definite progress in the first two or three reps, so all in all, things are going well.
Pole vault practice tomorrow night, and a lesson from a pro on Saturday.
Texas Senior Games coming soon.
I expect good things.
What did you do today?
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