Many of you think cats are lazy. To prove you wrong, I’ve signed up for a marathon.
I’m currently in training. By July, I’ll be in top shape and ready to complete a 26.2 hour sleep event on the couch.
If you want to join my fitness program, I’ll share my training plan with you.
First, assess your current fitness level.
- Have you been following a regular nap routine?
- Can you easily sleep for 3 to 4 hours at a time, without a break?
If so, this is an appropriate workout schedule for you. If you are not at this level yet, continue to train until you have your core developed enough to attempt the marathon workout.
Next, assemble your team.
Meet with your veterinarian to be sure you are healthy enough to begin this workout.
Arrange for a personal trainer to keep your workout area warm and sunny.
Be sure your chef is on board with your nutritional needs and has plenty of small, expensive cans in the cupboard.
Couch marathoners can skip the carbo-loading and just fuel up on sushi, cream and tuna fish.
Consider investing in a new couch. It pays to have modern, supportive workout equipment. Talk with a pro to assess your sleep style and help you choose the couch that will keep you free of injury.
Start slow, and build gradually.
Don’t push yourself beyond your limits, or you risk doing damage that can derail your training. Aim to increase your total nap time by no more than 10% each week.
Set reasonable goals. You want to stay motivated. Consider downloading an app to keep track of your progress.
Nap App, Call of the Couch, iNap, Quicknap Pro, and Naps With Friends are among the most popular.
Rest and recover.
Do not try to train for your marathon every day. Your body needs recovery time, so plan for time away from the couch.
As part of your cross-training, consider sleeping on the guest bed, clean laundry, and expensive black clothing.
Remember, it’s about your own personal nap marathon. It’s not a competition. We can all be winners on the couch.