Napping and Exercise
|October 22, 2012||Posted by Carrie under about me, exercise goals|
I love to take naps. I’ve always been great at taking naps. My kids think that naps are a waste of time. My sorority sisters will confirm, I napped a lot in college. I even wrote a whole post about napping here. But yesterday I made a choice between napping and exercise.
This past weekend, after surviving the birthday sleepover of 7 pre-teen girls, you can imagine how tired I was by Sunday afternoon. After the usual Sunday chores of laundry and lots and lots of cleaning up from the party, I was exhausted.
At about 1:30PM, I was plopped on the couch and contemplating a nap, my husband suggested that we go for a walk. After initially wanting to say no and laugh and curl up in a ball and sleep, I decided it would be a good idea.
Beautiful stormy ocean sunset from this weekend
So, we walked. For a little more than an hour, just over 3 miles. We talked and we enjoyed the cooler weather that has finally arrived.
By the time we got home, I was awake and didn’t feel the call of the couch for the rest of the day.
Now, that’s not a scientific experiment by any means. And, talk to me after getting up at dark o’ clock and running a race and the need for taking a nap after that. But, on this past Sunday, a bit of exercise woke me up and kept me going through the afternoon better than a nap could have. And besides, I got to spend an uninterrupted hour with my wonderful husband .
Are you a napper? Ever tried a bit of exercise instead of a nap? Did it work?
And speaking of the birthday – one final picture of Dancing Girl. I love the look on her face.
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