Crazy Evening Runs – Just can’t sleep. Do you all feel the same?
I have always been a morning person. I use to do all my exercise in the early mornings. Since Ramadan started almost four weeks ago I had no choice except to run in the evenings two hours after breaking the fast. I really didn’t want to lose the momentum of running so I wanted to continue even in Ramadan, I felt I should perhaps reduce the minutes so I decided to follow Week 6 Run 2 of the program but without the three minutes walk break. So I would do a total of 23 minutes running straight through and 5 minutes of brisk walk before and after the runs. This worked out tremendously well for me. I have now almost completed the program and have only one more evening run to do on Monday.
When I get back home, I cool down my steaming body with a cool shower and have plenty of water to drink and a bite. THE REAL PROBLEM is when I try to go to bed, by this time my system and my body is fully alert, full of energy and ready for anything except sleeping. I could even go to work and would feel great about it. It would take me hours to get to sleep. Last night I tried for three hours until I finally got to sleep at 2am in the morning. I love my sleep and never had any problem before. I just don’t know what to do in these circumstances. I’m glad I only have one more evening run to do then back to early mornings again. I still would like to know how I can handle this issue in the future. Any suggestions from you fellows?