Friday, May 7, 2010
Ahhhhh... sleep! That's what I've been missing!
I have been afflicted with an excess of energy lately. I know, I know... how can I complain about extra energy? Actually, it's not the energy I mind. It is the restlessness. I can't sit still. Can't focus. I'm not hungry. Or tired at bedtime (or three hours after bedtime!) My mind and emotions are restless. I'm walking six or seven miles a day. And if I had more time for walking, I would be going much further. I have to choke down food when my stomach starts to complain bitterly. But only a few bites before I just can't pay attention to the darned food anymore.
The up side? My *body* feels great! But, really! C'mon now! My brain is ready for a rest. I hiked four or five miles with one of my best friends today. Three dogs, through the woods, a beautiful waterfall, lots of major hills. The dogs are worn out. Even the puppy! Here she is, napping again. It seems like I should feel like that. Happily exhausted. But, nope. I've been pacing. Squirming in my seat. Seeing how long I can stay put before bolting back out of the house for another walk. Maybe this will be the walk that finally tires me out?
Have a happy day!