As I attempt to follow through with my attempt to get into shape (see body dreams), I'm noticing one unpleasant side effect to all this exercise I've been getting -- I don't sleep well some nights.
Now I know that the saying is "train, don't strain" when it comes to working out, but you have to have to make some effort to move outside your comfort zone too. I'm finding that my efforts to move outside my comfort zone leave me feeling slightly sore. It's not the kind of soreness that keeps you from moving in certain ways. It is however, a kind of soreness that keeps you from sleeping well some nights because you can never quite find a completely comforatable sleeping position.
This combined with a certain manic energy that my body seems to possess these days (no doubt due to exercise), I seem to lack a certain quality of sleep that I intensely desire. I love waking up from a good 8+ hours of solid, restful sleep. I feel very grounded, relaxed, and at peace when that happens. It hasn't happened in a while.
But I know that these worries are small potatoes. In this time of war and mysterious Chinese respiratory viruses, an hour or two of sleep lost here and there is not much to write home about. All this exercise is proving to be more of a tug of war that I'd like it to be, but I'll survive.
In a completely unrelated matter, I have a warning for the youth of America who continue to experiment with the clothing styles of the 70's. Sooner or later, this will happen to you:
Professor Martin E. P. Seligman of the University of Pennsylvania -- he doesn't dress like this now, thankfully. I also had a biology teacher who dressed like this in the mid-1980's. *ack*
Remember kids, just say "NO" to bell-bottoms.
on 2003-04-04 at 4:27 p.m.
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