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Tuesday, November 17, 2009


This morning I had that super-heavy, glued-to-the-mattress feeling, even though I'd been sleeping for nine hours (I know! the luxury! It's, like, double what I averaged my first year in Mpls). It took a ridiculous amount of time to get out of bed.

And then tonight, I couldn't even make it through the movie David and I started with dinner (Bubba Ho-Tep, which I first [and last] saw at the awesome Ross theater in Lincoln), and passed out on the couch at maybe 7:30. I had vivid dreams, and now, predictably, am not very sleepy. Sigh.

I didn't run today, and I only ran two miles yesterday. I've also been averaging a lot of sleep recently.

I don't know whether to hope that I'm just lazy or that there's something actually wrong with me.

Granted, I have run a half marathon and a whole marathon in the past six weeks. It is November, and the short days always get me down. I'm stressed about my dissertation and the (complete lack of a) job market. And I am trying to avoid all the flu going around.

So hopefully it's nothing that a bit more sleep can't fix.


Curly Sue said...

It's good to listen to your body...if it's telling you to get more rest, then get more rest!

Maybe it's your immunity stealing your energy to fight off infections.

I like to imagine my immunity and white blood cells as little knights with chain mail and shields.

The Churches said...

Well, in my world, anyone requiring that much sleep usually arouses suspicions of an energy-sucking embryo...

Misty said...

Winter time is definitely a time for more sleep. If you sleep more and don't end up getting sick then I think it is time well spent.

CëRïSë said...

Leah, thanks for the encouragement! I love the visualization of little knights.

Adrianna, thank goodness I don't have to worry about that sort of parasite! ;)

And Misty, you're totally right; skipping sleep will cost more down the line if it results in illness. Blech.

Ellen said...

Yikes! That alone should perk you up just to dispel the thought of an energy-sucking embryo.