Tuesday, November 30, 2004

      ( 2:04 AM ) teahouse
Running on Empty

I have a problem.

As my loyal readers know, I've suffered from severe insomnia on and off since I was a kid. Sometimes it comes out of nowhere, but usually I experience it when I'm severely stressed.

I have it tonight. When I get it, nothing seems to work. Not even the standard cures that the experts recommend.

Tonight I had hot milk, a hot bath, counted sheep, thought happy thoughts, read a boring book, took Benadryl and listened to a Gregorian Chant cd.

3 hours later, I'm still wide awake.

My problem is this: I'm training for my first 15K this weekend. I have to do a long training run in the morning - that's 5 hours from now.

But I can't sleep.

My doctor gave me an anti-anxiety drug to take for nights such as these. But if I take any more drugs, I won't be able to wake up in time to run. Or if I do, I'll feel crappy and hung over.

What's a girl to do??

Can somebody come over and hit me on the head with a hammer? Or else tell me a really, really BORING story so I'll conk out?



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THIRTYSOMETHING (!!) year old Asian American New Yorker, lawyer, amateur musician, curious girl taking a bite out of the Big Apple. Don't mess with me - I'm short and I look demure, but I carry a big purse. And I've just embarked on the journey of married life in Manhattan.

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