I have a confession…
I am a horrible napper. Ever since my Freshman year of college, I lost the ability to nap. I think it is because I didn’t want to miss anything. Living in the dorms and the sorority house, there was so much going on. I would typically be the last person to go to sleep and the first to wake up. That way I wouldn’t miss a thing!
This has carried over to my adult life and whenever I try to nap my mind starts racing and thinking of all the other things I need to be doing.
But lately I have been making a concerted effort to improve my napping skills. I know how important rest is to training and with the triathlon coming up and marathon training starting later in the summer, I need to make sure to give my body as much rest as possible.
After yesterday’s mini brick workout I was really tired. I had yoga at 5 in the evening and I was worried I would have no energy. I decided to try to go lay down. I wound up sleeping for about an hour and a half and was so glad I did. It is always hard waking up from a nap, but once I had some iced tea and a snack, I was ready for yoga!
I think I need to get some napping lessons from this little guy.