Friday Free-For-All – 05/15/15

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Today will be a 2 post day. Woah, crazy talk, right? But I raced last night, and I need to do a recap, and I don’t want to wait all weekend, and then there’s Manic Monday… so you wouldn’t get the recap until Tuesday, and that’s just too long. So prepare for a second dose of Rae on your Friday 😉

We’re off to New York state tonight. As I mentioned on Monday, Ben’s cousin Lindsey is graduating from college today, so there will be a party in her honor tomorrow. We haven’t visited this side of the family in a while, so it will be nice to see everyone. We are also camping in their yard, so fingers crossed for no rain and no ticks!

I’ve gone to bed no later than 10:30 pm every night this week. I’m trying to make sleep more of a priority, for both my physical and mental health, and I have to say, it’s made a marked improvement on my demeanor. I’m not saying I hop out of bed all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed every morning, but I’m definitely less cranky and lethargic throughout the day. Ben and I have both re-committed to early bed times during the week, and I’m excited to see what this continues to do for me.

This has been a stressful week, and next week will be too. One of my co-workers is out on a cruise (lucky duck!) and I’m the backup for all of her work. Usually it’s not a big deal, but there’s just a lot of stuff she does that I don’t do often enough to feel comfortable with it, and there is even more stuff that she does that I have absolutely no idea how to do. So every day is kind of a crapshoot and I never know what to expect. And this is in addition to my new role that I started on May 1st. I will be very, very glad when she’s back in the office on May 26th.

What’s your normal bed time?

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20 thoughts on “Friday Free-For-All – 05/15/15

  1. Run Colby Run says:

    TWO POSTS?!?! *faints* I’m waiting on your race recap! I’ll check back later. I am so proud of you for making sleep a priority. It’s been my battle cry lately. And I’m like a new person! Shit. I’ve even been BLOGGING and catching up on my favorites! 🙂

  2. allisonfiorini says:

    I’ve been *trying* to get to bed at 9pm each night. Mostly it’s 9:30. But I’m a teacher and need to be at my desk by 7:09am (random time) and I like to start my day with a little workout! Nice job on getting to bed earlier. Looking forward to reading your recap!

  3. charissarunning says:

    Yay for sleep!!! I find I’m a much better person when I get at least 7-8 hours of good sleep every night. That’s something I am still working on though. I would love to be in bed by 10 or 10:30 every night, but my boyfriend usually gets home around 11:30 when I am just falling asleep so it kinda throws me off and I usually decide to stay up until he’s home. Some days I manage to sleep before he gets home, but it hasn’t become a habit yet :/

    • DarlinRae says:

      It’s tough when your schedules don’t line up. For a while Ben wasn’t in school or working, so he stayed up late every night and I always wanted to stay up with him. Glad we’re more in sync now.

  4. veryrach says:

    getting good, consistent sleep is the best thing ever! It makes the workday SO much more tolerable! Good luck with your next stressful week coming up :-/ that’s a bummer when someone goes out and you’re left just trying to hold everything in place so it doesn’t crumble before they come back! Been there and it’s scary!

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