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Week Fivesixredux

Ugh, gaah, etc etc. Sleep deprivation really messes you up. I’ve never been a good sleeper, but I naively thought that after having a baby, I would be so exhausted that sleep would come easily. Nope. Worse than ever. I’ll wake up at the slightest noise (like a squirrel jumping onto our fence outside, even though I’m inside, wearing earplugs) and then not be able to fall back asleep the rest of the night. Waking up for the day at 2AM many nights in a row = ugh. It turns me into an unmotivated, physically and emotionally drained, sugar-craving, clumsy shell of a human being.

This turns into a Vicious Cycle of Doom wherein I spend my free time staring into space/internets/Netflix instead of doing something active or productive that would make me feel good, which again makes it harder to sleep the next night. So I’ll try to make up for these two lost weeks of the challenge by adding a Week Seven where I’ll try to break that damn cycle and get all excited about life again.

– 20 miles
– 2 runs
– no sugar (except for my birthday cupcakes, because birthday)
– do something productive every day (beyond raising a child)

This doesn’t sound very challenging for most able-bodied humans, but right now, it will be for me.

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Some highlights from the last few weeks (no photos of me with my head in a bucket after getting food poisoning – this really hasn’t been my week):

Strawberry picking – Nora “helped” | We ran out of containers while making freezer jam… | Nora turned nine months | …and she also turned 38 weeks and 2 days, which meant she has now spent longer on the outside than on the inside (hmm, that makes it sound like my uterus is San Quentin or something).

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5 Comments

  • Reply Misti June 8, 2015 at 8:09 am

    Hi there! Here from NW Edible Life. Sometimes I randomly click on someone’s comment to see where it leads and well, sometimes I get good results! LOVE your blog! I think our kids are nearly the same age. Mine is 40 weeks this week.

    • Reply Ingunn Markiewicz June 8, 2015 at 11:10 am

      Looks like they’re only one day apart! Huzzah, another hiking baby blogger! Adding you to my feed right now. :)

  • Reply Tami @ Hungry Horse Girl June 8, 2015 at 9:52 am

    Wow, I can’t imagine being that much of a light sleeper! I can sleep through anything, which has its own set of problems, hahaha.

    Happy 9 months Nora! She sure is adorable. :)

    • Reply Ingunn Markiewicz June 8, 2015 at 11:13 am

      I must say I agree on the adorableness (anorableness?)…and on the ludicrousness of my sleeping. But this morning I slept until 5, which is huge! I feel like a new person! Like an actual human! ;)

  • Reply Laura June 8, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    Insomnia is absolutely the worst! I am normally a very heavy sleeper, but often when I’m sleeping in an unfamiliar space, I have a much harder time getting to sleep and staying asleep. I hope you get back to a more normal sleep schedule soon! It makes such a huge difference!

    I also must agree with Tami, Nora is extremely adorable!

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