Saturday, November 28, 2009


I’ve read numerous articles about how to improve your running get at least 10 hours sleep. Sounds Devine. However, if I get 10 hours of sleep each night, I would not be able to get my runs in. Correct me if I’m wrong, but won’t that ‘hurt’ my over all running? Yes, I know I’m being sarcastic. I would love to get 10 hours of sleep. Hell, I’d love 8 hours of sleep. OK. If I’m being honest 6 hours of sleep would be the most wonderful thing in the world. That is 6 hours of straight sleep. No getting up to fix my daughters covers and pretty pillows that must be just so. Or no getting my son’s a sip of water or blinky in the middle of the night. Or even to tell my cute daughters that it’s only 4 am and not time to get up yet. Don’t get me wrong. I’m happy I am able to comfort my children with a kiss and a hug. That is one of the numerous things I love about being a mom. It’s just sometimes when all four kids are in cahoots with each other to wake me up every hour, I get a little impatient by the 5th hour.

Now I am really good at managing my time. (Don’t ask my husband. He’ll lie and say I try to cram too much in a day) I get a lot done in one day. More by 6 am then most people do all day. But to accomplish this I don’t get as much sleep. So tell me how do you get 10 hours of sleep, with: 4 kids under 5 years old, a husband you like to spend time with, laundry for 6 people (why must girls change their clothes so much?), home school said children, keep the house clean (which my standards are lower than they used to be. If in doubt ask my hubby), run 25-35 miles per week, cross train 2-3 times a week, make meals from scratch to keep grocery bills down (these kids eat a lot!), train in my martial arts, schedule seminars, be family scheduler for husbands 3 jobs, and have time to play with the kids?

1 comment:

  1. Hi there!
    Well done on the blogs, Angela! I finally found the email where you gave me the links, and I must say, I am impressed, but then we impress each other all the time because we're so awesome, right? ;-P

    by the way, it's beth, using my witer's alter ego of Ann Foxlee...