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Tuesday, October 21, 2008 

Naples




Sarah and I had a good time riding our bikes along the canals of Naples. It's quiet and peaceful there. It seems like a fairytale land with gondolas going by and wind chimes in the air.

On Sunday morning, I ran to church. I was only able to get an hour of sleep. Trying to sleep early when I usually sleep at a later time backfires horribly. I'm just too much of a light sleeper and am too sensitive to noises. I just couldn't fall asleep. Plus, I was kept awake by some cats having an orgy. These neighborhood cats were having such loud cat sex by screaming their little lungs out that I couldn't sleep. They sound like little kids crying and screaming for hours.

I think it takes about a week to fully adjust to a new sleep schedule. I can't just go to sleep at 10:00 p.m. when I sleep later at 1:00 a.m. and expect to sleep soundly through the night.

Anyway, I ran 13 miles to church. It took me about 1 hour 45 minutes. Since I left a little early, I got there at 6:30 a.m. The church was locked, so I ran all the way to Whoony's house and ran back to church. I just got there a few seconds before they opened the door at 7:00 a.m. I ran almost 18 miles. After that, I was really tired. The last couple of miles really tired me out. I had blisters on my feet and sore muscles for a couple of days.

I need to start training for the L.A. Marathon and Triathlon for next year.

Naples does look like a nice place!

I hope you get your sleep. Sleep is so important.

Take care of those blisters.

Lois,

Thanks. Naples is a very romantic place.

I'm so tired these days. I need to make up for all those lost hours of sleep.

I need to run even more to toughen myself up blisters or no blisters.

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