Day 605: Exercise despite insomnia

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Another insomnia night; up at 2:30 and tried to force myself back to bed at 3:15. After drifting in and out for a while, I punched the alarm and rolled over at five, woke up naturally at 6:20, and then literally raced to get a short workout in.

I’ve let it rule my life for weeks; it seems like it’s going to persist, so I need to start recapturing exercise, at least, and… I don’t know, “lean into it” feels wrong, but… if insomnia’s going to be a partner in my journey for a while, I’m going to have to find ways to make sure it’s not a drag.

So: daily exercise regardless of sleep level. If it makes the rest of my day harder, that’s something to deal with in the rest of the day. But I can’t do the “no sleep, no exercise” pattern any more.