Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The circadian clock strikes again!

After working 4 nights in a row, off one, on again, and off again my circadian clock is on the fritz! I haven't had a week like this since before Christmas. Monday night I was off and was up from midnight to 4am. This morning I got off work at 3am then my stupid phone rang at 9am (I am usually really good about shutting my ringer off). Now I am super sleepy. I feel asleep at around 10 then a truck outside woke me up at 10:30 and I tossed and turned, my mind started going a million miles an hour, and here I am. The sad thing is I have been practice teaching pilates and studying it so much that I lay there and count out "The Hundred" over and over in my head. Inhale, 2, 3, 4, 5; exhale 2,3,4,10; inhale 2,3,4,5; exhale 2,3,4, would think that it would be numbing like counting sheep. It's not. I skipped my run Monday morning after work : < Then was planning on running early Tuesday morning before having to get the weekly grocery shopping in prior to going to work; but that was the day I was up from 12-4am so when I finally went to sleep I didn't wake up until the last possible minute. Despite still being tired today I had my pilates instructor lab and then went to the torture chamber.

medicine ball warm-up (see previous tsotd); quick 10 minutes of shooting hoops with my trainer while waiting for the girl working out with me to show up; and ran 1 lap around the building

ME - "really? I have to run around the building?"
JAKE (TRAINER) - "REALLY, I don't want you to cool down"
ME - "I could just stand outside. It is Arizona"
JAKE - "Go"

Onto the meat of this sandwich

21/15/9 today's selection

Thrusters w/ squat bar
Box Jumps

do 21 reps each, then 15, then 9; no resting in between as fast as you can keep good form

Moving on

6 rounds of 6 reps

Deadlift - 95#
Pull-ups - assisted (trainer holding feet) - I still suck at these!
Squat Jumps

***I really need to work on my deadlifts (form) and pull-ups (incentive to drop another 5-10 lbs, less weight to pull-up)

and moving on

2 rounds

lunge holding medicine ball to side, keeping arms straight, lift up and to opposite side 5 reps/leg
50 meter sprint
10 swings w/ 20lb dumbbell arms straight powering through legs as dumbbell goes up (think kettle bell swing)
50 meter sprint
10 count push-up hold (not on my count either!)
50 meter sprint

and DONE!

I am scheduled to go run with a friend at 6am, come on sandman bring me some sleeeeep!



  1. Sounds like at least you're making productive time of 1am from your last post!

    I'm a lug on my nights off. Last night I was in bed by 8pm, & slept through to 7am :)

    I'm doing chirunning/evolution running. I think I have to back off a little though - my achilles is protesting.

  2. GUHH, torture indeed! I'm liking the workouts you post, I always need inspiration or end up doing the same thing over and over and over... :) Hope the water heater thing went well. You are brave.