My exercise lately has been almost nonexistent, as my right knee has been bothering me for a few weeks, so when the urge to sprint hit me early this morning, about 1 in the morning, I ran with it, if you'll pardon the terrible, embarrassing pun. Fortunately for me the so-called "polar vortex" had not yet hit, so the temperature was still in the mid-30's when I decided to run. Unfortunately it happened to be raining at the time.
I did one warm up run up-hill, and two sets of sprints on flat road wearing my minimalist K-Swiss Blade running shoes. They're not quite as minimalist as Vibram FiveFingers, which I wear doing body weight exercises, but I don't think my form is good enough yet and I think I'd probably hurt myself if I wore those to sprint. I would have done more than two sets but my ears felt like they were about to fall off so I packed it in. The unflattering photo was taken as soon as I got home.
Needless to say that after sprinting at 1 in the morning I didn't get to bed until quite late. According to my Sleep Cycle app on my iPhone I went to bed at 1:58 AM, and I can tell you it didn't take long for me to fall asleep either, and woke up at 9:49 AM for a total of seven hours and 50 minutes in bed. Maybe not as much sleep as I generally like to get, but I did wake up on my own and felt fine. Sleep Cycle says that my sleep quality was at 94%, and I wouldn't dispute that assertion.
I had breakfast around 11 AM, consisting of two hamburgers, without the buns, and a big salad. I took my usual 1000 UI vitamin D supplement along with magnesium and omega-3. I then cranked out 10 decline push-ups. I'm trying to create a habit whereby I will wake up and do 10 decline push-ups every morning, but I keep forgetting. So I figured I'd do them late today rather than not at all. I'm going to try to remember tomorrow. Though I think I'll trade my bed for the couch, as my bed is too high to do them properly.
Unfortunately, most of the day outside has hovered around 0 degrees, so I didn't expect to get much other activity throughout the rest of the day. So rather than sit around I decided to go out and shovel the little snow that had accumulated on the driveway. Probably not my best idea as my beard began to freeze pretty quickly, and I was glad that there wasn't that much snow.
I ate dinner at my regular time of around 5 PM, which most people think is early, but I rarely if ever eat more than two meals a day so it works for me. I had roast with carrots and onions. The only drinks I had today consisted of water.
Thanks for reading today.