Trials,Tribulations, Travels, Tastings...and Occassional Transcendence

Trials,Tribulations, Travels, Tastings...and Occassional Transcendence
Sock on the Great Wall

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Sweet Dreams

My alarm went off at 6am today - later than usual, but I figured I could use the extra sleep. For one split second, as I was hitting the snooze, I thought it was Saturday and that I could sleep for a couple more hours. For that brief moment in time I felt a sense of elation, a calming, wonderful feeling that was quickly dashed with the reality that it was actually only Thursday and I did truly need to get my rear out of bed. Ugh. I don't know if it's the change in weather or that I am not eating properly or that I am just not sleeping enough, but, man, I am having a hard time this week with my tiredness.

There was a span of time last year that I was sleeping 10-11 sometimes 12 hours a day and still having trouble staying awake. I finally sought medical attention after I swerved off the express way one morning because I fell asleep at the wheel. The doc fixed me and I have been feeling great ever since. However, this week I am starting to feel that tired again. I haven't quite reached the level of driving-El Fuego-into-a-ditch-off-Route-531-tired, but I am beginning to be a bit concerned.

Perhaps I just need to change my diet around. I haven't been eating exactly the most nutritious foods lately due to my hectic schedule and my lack of motivation to go grocery shopping. The extra cups of coffee aren't helping either. Maybe I need to drink more water? But I already drink a gallon a day. The next possible cause of my lack of energy could be my (in-) activity level. I haven't really done any cardio this week. A half hour of spinning on my trainer Monday hardly qualifies as a cardiovascular workout. I tried to run for a bit yesterday, but I ended up stopping after 1 1/2 miles - because I was so tired - that's getting me a little more worried. I know I am in better shape than that despite my lack of a consistent training regiment.

So now, I think, I need to focus on diet and proper rest. If things don't improve by next week, then it's back to the doc. Yikes. I am not a fan of modern medicine. I am a devout believer in natural remedies. But if herbs and roots don't get me my hyper-active self back then I am going with the doc's prescription for 'legal speed'. Joking, she really didn't give me anything other than a prescription for high dose, crazy potent Iron/vitamin B/something/something pills (that are the size of golf balls). Good times - is it nap time yet? Or maybe another coffee run?

1 comment:

Julie said...

I need a nap. I cant handle grad school anymore, especially when I have someone riding my ass so much that they got pissed at me that I needed to stop at the bathroom after class. So sorry but my bladder was going to explode. I need to get lost in the woods soon or the University of Rochester will be billing me for smashing through a window on my escape. Actually not sure if this makes any sense but that is where my mind is at.