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?