Last night I went for a jog. Well, it felt more like an uncoordinated shuffle and there was a lot of walking too, but there were a few moments of jogging. I can tell you that this was my first adult run. Ever. The good news is I enjoyed it. The bad news is my legs are achy today, but not as sore as I thought they might be.
I have been thinking about starting running for months now, I even bought a pair of runners way back in August. I am hoping that doing more exercise will help me sleep better every night. For almost two whole years now, I have not been sleeping very well. I find it difficult to get to sleep, and if I wake up, then it is difficult to get back to sleep. I am so very tired every day. I cant even blame the kids, they are pretty good sleepers (apart from recent early mornings)
I know exactly when my sleep disturbances started: when the Shropshire boy moved to Hong Kong before us. I was still living in Melbourne with the girls, solo parenting. There was no Shropshire boy there in the evenings to remind me when it was bed time. This was back in December 2010.
Unfortunately, even after I moved to Hong Kong, this did not make getting to sleep any easier. So that is why I am trying running. I hope I can exhaust myself out, and get to sleep easier.
Wish me luck.
Have a great weekend.