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Time Change or Sugar

First let me just say this...I didn't know if I could do my hill work this morning. I just felt sluggish, but I headed out and I started in with my mantras of "Stronger". Then I saw manatees, then I saw St Pat's set up madness, then I saw a movie shoot in front of our building...yup it was a pretty cool morning.

So yes, I did the hill workout and it went FAR better than I expected (thanks to many of the above scenes). I used the bridge again which is .45 miles up and .45 miles down...so it's actually a great practice for both up and downhill running...yet it feels like too much of a break on the downhill.

TIME CHANGE
Seriously WHY are we still doing this? Now it's dark in the morning so no one wants to get out of bed. Kids want to stay up later and it's not summer time yet, so parents are exhausted and just want to go to bed... HOW IS THIS HELPFUL?

I don't have kids, so really that isn't an issue for me. I just don't like having my schedule screwed with...pardon the language. Is the time change messing with you at all? Do you think we should still have the time change?

SUGAR
So are my workouts feeling tougher because of my drop in sugar in take? OR because of this stupid time change? I actually think it's the sugar because then I dropped my carbs as well...hopefully a few more days and this will all be behind me.

What are you doing for St. Pat's??? I can't say I've celebrated all that much in the past, but there is a huge party right outside my condo, so I'll be checking that out!
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Gratitude Journal
March 17
I am grateful for fun places to run
I am grateful for creative thinkers
I am grateful for graphic designers
I am grateful for Facebook statuses
I am grateful for new technology to simplify life

34 comments:

Trying To Heal said...

haha, i love your reasoning for DST to be so hard for parents! now i know what mine were thinking during the summer when i was a kid...i was always out until like, 9pm getting dirty!

great job getting that workout in! better than me...i'm sitting at home staying dry.

Marlene said...

The time change has been messing with me all week... I'm definitely more tired and just groggy in general. I think we could do without it. Interestingly, one Canadian province (Saskatchewan) doesn't change the clocks.

No St. Pat's plans here... I didn't even wear green! (boring!)

Lauren said...

Time change is definitely messing me up as well. It was such a nice temp outside this morning but I hate running in the pitch black so I had a hard time doing it.... bleh.

jewel@fit-and-fabulous-jewel said...

I am definitely NOT fan of the time change! I hate having to get up in the morning...and drag the kids up. I hate waiting at 6:30 a.m. in pitch black for the bus with the stepson!

Nice to find someone else who didn't like it...I was feeling all alone!

St. Patty's day?? In past years I would serve the family a GREEN meal...with corned beef. This year I don't know what to do???

I think they will shoot me if I serve them only green collards, green asparagus, and green rapini for dinner!!!

ShutUpandRun said...

No big St. Pat's day plans. I might make my kids green pudding if they're lucky.

teacherwoman said...

I don't think we need the time change. I see these kids at school struggle with it for DAYS after the fact and wonder WHY!?

Elina said...

I'm about to go do my interval run. I'm feeling inspired now. Can't stand the time change. Totally screwed with me over the past few days. Getting better :)

Mom on the Run said...

AMEN about the time change. My kids are nuts because they want to stay outside and they have homework and other school related stuff that needs to get done.

Not much going on today. I am making some cabbage.

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Lacey said...

i LOVE when i doubt myself about a workout and then i get out there and do it anyway. it's so easy to "not go" but then you are always happy you did go. getting out the door is seriously my hardest part!!! esp after work. i'm loving AM runs now b/c it is usually a "sure thing" and better if i don't put pace pressure on myself :)

ugh time change. i haven't fallen asleep til 1:30 am for the past 3 nights and i am miserable. i'm blaming the time change but it could be anything.

Denise said...

maybe it's not the drop in sugar but the drop in carbs. get more of them back in you!!

no st. patty's plans...gotta be good with a marathon this wknd!

Meredith (Pursuing Balance) said...

I definitely do not like waking up in the dark!

Paige said...

I hate the time change. I feel like I cannot catch up on rest, no matter how early I go to bed! Time seems to be passing too quickly to get anything done...I need a day to catch up!

Christine Jensen said...

I am a parent, and while it is kinda tough to get the kids to go to bed with longer nights, as a runner it works out so much better for me. My hubby works too early for me to go before he leaves (he leaves the house by 6AM) and my kids are too young to leave alone (my oldest is only 10) so my only choice is to run after hubby gets home at 5...with daylights savings time I can go for longer runs before it gets dark...I am not a huge fan of running when I can't see :)

Katie A. said...

Ugh! I hate this time change too! I have felt off since Monday! But I also know that the drop in carbs can do it - maybe up it a little and see if that helps :)
No big plans for me even though both my rents are Irish! I have to work late - boo for tax season!!

Carly said...

I have been really sluggish since the time change. I went for a run/walk of 2 whole miles yesterday and was completely wiped out.

oc2seattle said...

So with you on the time change. I am not a fan. Every time we change forward or back it takes me at least 2 weeks to adjust - much worse than jet lag.

D10 said...

Glad to hear the hill workout went well. I think the time change is just ridiculous. And yes, it has screwed with my daughter's schedule. I am going to be before she is!!

Janetha said...

i am the opposite and LOVE the time change because i work out at night and i love the light :)

AM-GoalsfortheWeek! said...

yeah, i'm overall digging the time change, but yes the kids can't get to sleep now at nite. ugh!!! they now sleep at 9pm! too dang late1

destination262 said...

I think I have to be part of the Time Change haters club for the moment, but I think it didn't hit me until this morning. I just felt exhausted and this is after I put myself to bed at 9:00pm. It's harder to fall asleep and harder to wake up I think. But I will be loving the fact that it's stays lighter out later, that motivates to me get moving more.

Jen said...

I hate the time change. It's just as hard on us adults as it is the kids. I'm glad your hill workout went well. It sounds like you had some good distractions without your music.

Rio said...

Here in Arizona, there is no daylight savings time. It's the same all year round. So daylight depends on time of year, more than anything else.

Megan said...

We celebrate st pats with a parade the Saturday before. And of course the whole family wears green the day of.

Meg said...

Nice job on your run! It's been hard adjusting to the time change this week but I'm plugging along and working at it! Sounds like you are too. I hope you're feeling spunkier this week!

Melissa said...

I love the later days because I can get in a walk after supper, but I hate getting up when it's still dark outside.

lifestudent said...

I'm pretty happy about the time change so far. Since its darker in the morning, my little one has been sleeping in ... almost an hour later each day since the change. When she sleeps in, Mommy get to sleep in. YAY!!!!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

I'm unusually tired this week as well! Ugh. No St. Patty's plans either, went out for dinner for a friend's birthday though :)

Michelle said...

I love the time change! I'm actually on the same schedule somehow. Not sure how that happened. I love having more daylight!!

Oz Runner said...

i agree about the time change, i wish we could push it back a month or two, closer to school being out....i miss daylight in the early morning hours....

Staci Dombroski said...

My husband and I were just talking about the daylight savings. We think we should not do it anymore!

Andrea (Off Her Cork) said...

I love-hate the time change. I love it because we get a lot more light in the evenings. I hate it for the reason you said, now it's dark in the morning again and will be until the Earth catches up with our demands. Meh. I really don't think we still need to keep doing this. We should be able to stick with one time.

Sandy said...

I really don't like the time change here in Indiana. We never changed until a couple of years ago when it became a hot issue with our new governor. Indiana is just too far west to be on EDST and it is silly for us to change here.

Caroline said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm so glad I found yours! I love the gratitude journaling and your posts are fun to read. Neat idea too about those daikon radish chips. Makes me think about getting my veggies in too.

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