That's the only logical explanation for why I set my alarm last night for 5:15am and I laid in bed waiting for it to go off, only to find out it was 6:27. Huh???? How the heck did that happen? It was TURNED OFF! Arg.
Actually, this probably works out better...it will make for a later dinner tonight, but I will just bump my tempo run from Thursday to today, after I review with my freshman for their midterm. Then I can swim on Thursday and Friday, when (due to midterms) I don't need to be at school until 9. I probably needed the sleep, too, as my throat is still a bit scratchy and I was SO FIRED UP after watching 24 last night that I had a hard time falling asleep!!! So perhaps the gnome is onto something.....
I think that 24 stresses me out too much. I can't fall asleep after watching it. My new plan is to tape it and watch it on my long trainer rides. But can I really make it to the weekend without knowing what happens? Agh!! I fricken love that show. I can honestly tell you that aside from Sportscenter, it's the only show I really tune in to watch. Reality TV makes me dumber and I can feel the brain cells leaving my cerebral cortex, so I don't watch any of that. (My apologies to anyone who loves "Skating with Celebrities" or other said crap)
I'm thinking about doing the Steelhead Half-IM on August 5 instead of the Century Ride I was going to do on the 29th. I didn't think I'd be able to do a half close enough, but not too close, to IM MOO due to weekend conflicts...but this one would work out. Is it better for me to do a century ride with some hills OR a HIM about 6-8 weeks before the big day? I'm a weak biker so initially I thought it would be better for me to do the century.....but perhaps I should do this HIM since I've only done one....and I could treat it as practice.