I have always struggled with insomnia for most of adult life and it really has not interfered too much with daily life. I have always fallen asleep easily but struggled with staying asleep and can be up for 2 or 3 hours in the middle of the night. This has made it hard to wake up early and go for a run. When I started running in 2005, I was engaged but we were living apart so if I needed to sleep in and work out at night no problem. Even when we got married, J often worked at night or had class so i continue to run after work.
Once I had L Boogie, my insomnia got better for a while probably because I was so tired I slept whenever I could get it. Once we were on a schedule and I was back at work my insomnia came back too. Unfortunately I cant sleep in anymore and I cant sneak in missed runs at night due J's schedule. I used to put L Boogie in the jogger after work but now it is dark and getting cold to do that.
The only conclusion I have come to is I either have to suck it up and run on 3 or 4 hours of sleep or we need a treadmill to try to get some workouts in. Now if I can only convince J that we NEED a treadmill and find a place to put.
I guess there is no real point to the post... just some middle of the night ramblings from an insomniac runner!