Like a Rabbit
Posted on March 2, 2012
This past week, I’ve been sleeping like a baby on [double dose] Tylenol PM. Almost immediately after I hop into bed …
BAM. I’m out like a light. To be honest with you, it’s mildly alarming. I wake up in the same. exact. position I fell asleep in, with slight recollections of wild dreams from the night before. I usually only sleep this well when I’m on a cleanse. AKA when my body hates being conscious/aware of that fact that I’m depriving it. So it thinks, let’s sleep! And then it asks for a solid breakfast.
I started a new position at work this week, so my brain is working over-time (yes, I sometimes use my brain, although you’re probably thinking that the ramblings on this blog do not subscribe to that. I may or may not agree with you). I’ve also been trying to do some speed work on the treadmill in preparation for my upcoming half-marathon. Whose idea was that again?
I’m guessing this whole black-out-sleep experience can be attributed to:
#1 I’m thinking too hard. Scratch that, I’m learning. My brain is expanding! And I’m really enjoying it.
#2 I’m forcing myself to run fast on that ugly machine that lives in the dark gym with that continuous rotating belt from hell. Or a treadmill. Whatever.
#3 I’m drinking an enormous amount of water. And tea. And that coconut stuff that is supposed to be good for you.
#4 I have been eating enough leafy greens for 5,789 rabbits. That’s a lot of rabbit food, my friends.
Yes, these are all meals from this Monday through Friday. Crazytown, huh? On Sunday, I went home for my Grandmother’s birthday and ate my weight in cookies. On Monday, I felt really sluggish/grumpy. I knew exactly what to do, and took some cues from the name of this blog I started.
Not able to sleep at night? Stressed out? Exhausted during the day? Here let me help you.
#1 Use your brain. Challenge yourself.
#2 Run your heart out. Challenge yourself. Even if it’s just for a mile or two, do what you can. Run, Forrest, RUN!
#3 Drink your liquids. Challenge your bladder.
#4 EAT. YOUR. GREENS.
Oh, and a very important #5: Don’t forget to set your alarm ringer on LOUD. You’re going to need it after this black-out sleep.