Thursday, August 06, 2009

Thursday Thoughts

A friend told me this week that our internal clocks are genetic. I was complaining that Dave never got up early to do any of his Ironman training and she said it was because Dave "couldn't" get up early because that was the way his body was programmed. I don't know if that's true or not, but it got me wondering...what time is your internal clock set for?

5 comments:

D said...

I call bullshit. Sounds like a great excuse for people that aren't willing to get up early to train... just like guys are programmed to cheat on women and act slutty. mmmhmmm

GeekGirl said...

I automatically get up between 5:30 and 6:30. I've done this since high school. I have an alarm clock, but it's not even plugged in. I use it on the rare occasion that I have to get up really early.

My little sister is the exact opposite.

Dave said...

No, it's true! (and a good excuse) My internal clock is programmed for something around 7:30-8:00, I think.

jeff said...

i think you can adjust your internal clock...i think it's more what your used to doing and your body adjust to a certain amount of sleep; as evidenced by being able to adjust to new time-zones.

that said, i usually wake around 4:00-4:30. i slept until 5:45 this morning, though, and it was glorious.

Michelle said...

I think there is something to that "internal clock", although you can work around it. For example, I found if I was awake sometime between 4 and 6 AM with the baby, I was just exhausted, but if I am able to sleep during that time, even if I had to get up at 2 or 3AM to feed him, I'm much better. Generally, I'd prefer to sleep until at least 7 or 8 AM, but that's not to be the case for a long while . . . .