I feel like my schedule right now is a complete beating. I've been wearing a Jawbone Up since about Labor Day, and I have my "sleep" goal set at 7.5 hours per night.
With my yoga challenge schedule that basically means every weekday is a 4:40 or 5:00 wake-up, then a workout, then a full day at work, then straight to yoga from 6:30 until 8:00, then home, dinner and to bed as quickly as possible, I'm feeling oppressively tired.
Most nights, I'm getting about 45 minutes less sleep than usual (by usual, I mean non-yoga challenge months).
It's catching up with me. My eyes and face just look tired. I feel like I would love a nap at any given moment (usually at work, it's all a-mile-a-minute, and I never stop to feel tired). More espresso in the morning is not helping. It's totally unprofessional, but I'm not washing my hair every day and I'm just sporting a ponytail at work sometimes. But 15 minutes of hair washing-drying-styling is 15 more minutes at my desk or in my bed...
At least the end is in sight. The last day of the challenge will be April 30. May 1 is going to be a yoga-free day, with my after work hours filled with an alumni happy hour instead. May 2 will be another yoga-free day, with my after work hours filled with a happy hour for a running buddy who moved away and will be back in town for a wedding. And then I have a law school happy hour the following Tuesday. Hmm... maybe my plan of deferring all events until after my yoga challenge is over means that I'm going to be sleep-deprived even after the challenge ends...
What am I doing to myself?? Haha, all good, and all my own choices, I know. But my goal may be to get the social back-up cleared within a couple weeks and then have very limited social plans starting on about May 12.
Then it will be sleep, glorious sleep for a week, then I think fall marathon training will begin. Unfortunately, training for what is to-be-determined. My rough idea was Milwaukee, but it filled up without me!