10.23.2008

12 Hours!!

There is a lot you can do in 12 hours. You can watch about 8 movies, you can drive to Portland and back and you can even finish an Ironman if you are fast enough. Well what did I do for 12 hours last night, I slept. Yep, I crawled in bed at 6:30 pm to take a quick nap before I headed to swimming and didn't get out of bed until 6:30 am this morning. WHO DOES THAT? Who actually has the time to sleep that long. Apparently I do, well did at least last night.
There was actual time I spent laying there thinking I should get out of bed before I forget how. There were the brief moments at 3:00 am when I was considering getting up because I felt like I had my usual nights rest. There was also the time around 5 am when I thought about getting up and doing some workout and soon decided it was to cold and my bed was much warmer.

Then came the alarm around 6 am and this was when I really didn't want to get out of bed. After all that sleep it was still tough to pull myself out of my little home inside my home. Finally throwing off the blankets I forced myself to get up and get the day started at 6:30 am.

So I ask you, what is the longest you have slept? It doesn't count if you were sick and on the brink of your death bed. Just an average ole night.

6 comments:

Christopher Rodkey said...

You don't even want to know.

Tim Swanson said...

Sounds like your body was telling you something. If you were able to sleep for that long, then you needed it! I hope you aren't getting sick (I have found that massive sleeping bouts sometimes are a precursor to sickness). Maybe your body knows that you have a big-time effort coming up, and it is trying to get itself ready, knowing that you will push it hard. Kind of a "brain-forced taper".
The longest I've ever slept? Hmmm, probably 13-14 hours. Not sure if it was just pure laziness or after a big effort/race/ travel.

jessithompson said...

I would kill someone to be able to sleep 12 hours. After kids, this becomes something of a fairy tale if you will...

LORIE said...

Good for you steve! I am someone that has to have at least 8 hrs and make a point to try to get that every night. I am usually in bed by 10pm and up by 530 or 6am.

Tiffany said...

I've definitely pulled off 12 hours more than once in high school! I ALWAYS got at least 10 hours on the weekends. I try to now, too, but it seems like the longest I can pull off these days is 9 hours.

Kelli Rydeen and Family said...

Pretty darn sure it's been 13+ years since I have been able to sleep like that! That is pre-children of course and most like the result of too many beverages consumed the night before.