I have to say that I didn't expect numbers like this today, but I am grinning from ear to ear. This is awesome. My week was pretty messed up. Monday and Tuesday I was battling fatigue associated with jet lag. And I mean, I was pooped. I finally got my butt in gear and did some Jillian Michaels on Wednesday and Thursday, but yesterday, I felt like crap. I had a ginormous sinus/migraine headache, I was nauseous, I wasn't hungry, and just felt all around yucky. Around 7 last night, I fell asleep on my couch, and woke up about an hour later feeling all sorts of energized, which was good and bad. Good, because I was feeling much better. Bad because I didn't go to sleep until 2AM (although I got a good start on my new Jodi Picoult book).
Yesterday reminded me of high school, when I was over-involved in every activity: band, dance, theater, prom committee.... the list goes on. Not to mention I was an A average student, and did what I needed to do to keep up those grades. In other words, I used to run myself ragged. I would get headaches and cold-like symptoms every once in a while. I wouldn't feel any better until I fell asleep on the couch at 6PM, slept through dinner and would only wake up when my mom would suggest that I take myself up to bed. I would sleep for 12 hours straight, and wake up a new girl. I guess the adult equivolent of that is an hour nap, followed by a solid eight hours of sleep. I do feel much better today, not dragging like I was.
Next week is going to be another odd week, in that on Friday and Saturday, I'm participating in the Relay for Life. I will be up all night on Friday night (I'm kind of hoping that the students will let an old lady like me -- haha -- get some shut eye under the stars) and only getting to bed on Saturday. It's well worth it, but I wonder how this is going to affect my natural sleep rhythm, which is already messed up. It's kind of funny, but even though I'm technically done with school, my life is still run by the rise and fall of the semester's tide. I guess if I am able to pull it out until the end of April, I can sleep all I want in May. Or, at least until my summer class begins.