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  • Writer's pictureRuth Navarro

Sleep is for the Weak

I'm. So. Tired. I don't know what the hell is wrong with Becca. She hasn't been sleeping through the night! I attribute this evil behavior – emphasis on evil - to the fact that she's teething. Or, maybe it's her sniffles? Which could be allergies… maybe? I don't know, but she's old enough to be sleeping through the night and the fact that she isn't is taking a toll on me!

I know doctors argue that infants don't have allergies, but I beg to differ. My nose felt stuffy yesterday and I had a slight headache, so I figured she felt the same way – like mother, like daughter, right? She was mouth breathing all night and woke up every hour.

Needless to say, coffee is my companion as I write. Granted it tastes like shit, but Lord knows I need me some caffeine this morning. I probably shouldn't be using 'shit' and 'Lord' in the same sentence but remember – I’m. So. Tired.

Note to self and a serious PSA, do yourself a favor and skip Kirkland brand coffee from Costco. Sorry, Costco (not really), but seriously, it doesn't taste good. At all. And you get something like, 1,000 K-cups in the box? I only linked it so you know which one you should not purchase!

I’m down to my last 4 cups (THANK GOD) and not sure what coffee I should try out next. Any suggestions? I limit my coffee intake to Saturday mornings because I’m your typical sugar + cream girl and my end goal is to drink it just black. So, what that looks like is drinking it as little as possible – ha!

I’ve lost focus. This is truly the ramblings of a tired woman.

What I should be doing right now is working out. What a normal day would look like is: wake at 0450, meditate, dress for a garage gym workout. I am so fortunate to have workout equipment at home. I don't have to leave my house to get a good workout in and, the real plus, I don't have to wake the kids earlier than usual for daycare (we’re talking 0530 here).

Anyway, the workout isn’t happening this morning because… you guessed it… I’m. So. Tired.

Still, the shitty coffee is slowly flowing through me and I’ll be energized enough for a noon workout later today. Now that I think of it, it'll be a nice change to run on the track inside the gym as opposed to running on the treadmill.

Which reminds me! I've decided to run a 5K this summer. La Cerveza Run 5k to be exact. I haven't done a 'fun run' in a few years so this should be… fun! It’s not that big of a deal. A 5k is only 3.1 miles which is only 1.1 more miles than I'm required to run for the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT).

I'm laughing as I type this because I'm not sure if I'd even pass the APFT if I were required to take it at this very moment. I’m tired as shit.

Either way, I am determined to run this 5K!

Alright. I went off on a huge tangent. This post was supposed to be about my lack of sleep due to teething/maybe allergy ridden/sniffling Becca. I’m exhausted, but I’ll be OK. Only three more day until Saturday and then I'll (hopefully) get to sleep in.

Off I go for the day - wishing you all a productive Wednesday!

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