I'm still tired and having sleep problems but I think I've figured out why. I've decided to give in and take an evening nap for now. I try to do it as early as possible so it doesn't interfere with evening activities and bedtime.
Monday I had an awesome swim.
Tuesday I logged in a nice little 4-mile run. I felt sluggish but got better and better throughout the run.
Wednesday I had an awesome ride on the trainer for an hour. I feel stronger, faster, and can go harder. I followed it up with some weight lifting.
Seems like I'm on track. Will this week be a "perfect week?" A perfect week is when I accomplish all the things I set out to do on my list at the beginning of the week. My weeks begin on Monday so I can use Sunday to catch up and plan my new week. Totally anal retentive, I know. I use Sunday to plan out my next week. I have a training plan guideline for the year that I use. On my calendar, I figure out which days to do the most training, which days to do the groceries, change litterboxes, clean the apartment, etc. That way, nothing interferes too much, and I can plan my day off guilt-free. However, I'm always overly-ambitious and plan too much for each week. Usually, I feel drained and defeated by Sunday. Monday, I'm always optimistic because it's the beginning of a new week, clean slate. I'm probably one of the few people who looks forward to Mondays. Because I plan too much, I only end up accomplishing 2-3 "perfect weeks" a year. When I do, it's like reaching nirvana. I feel like I'm floating and everything is clicking for me. I can create time and truly relax.
Will this week be a perfect week? It's Wednesday, and one of the first weeks in a long time that I'm totally on track. Hmmmm. We'll see.