Sleep

My brain is fried, my toe is fractured, and my head aches.  Not enough sleep, and too much life lived with enthusiasm.  Enthusiasm with no foundation.

The foundation of life is rest.  Without rest, no action is possible.  (Well, it’s possible, but there is a price.)  And the price is brain fog, headaches and irritability.

Yep, that was me today.  I’ve been doing intervals on the treadmill almost everyday, trying to boost my metabolism and burn fat.  In the process I developed a stress fracture in my toe.  Now my 3rd and 4th toes are taped together, buddy-toe style.  The third toe is carrying the fourth toe around until it gets better.

I woke up with seriously unfinished dreams this morning and went to yoga with my fractured toe, taped to its buddy.  No jump backs today.

I also worked out with Tim at the gym and developed a killer headache at the end of my workout.  I believe it’s the lack of sleep.

People don’t still brag about how little sleep they can get by on anymore, do they?  Most adults need between 7 and 9 hours a night.  (I skew towards 9).

 

Did you know that a single night of sleep deprivation can depress your immune system (this from Prevention Magazine.)

I believe it.  My immune system totally felt depressed today.

That’s why I’m going to bed now.

Good night.