I am still a bit sick, my left calf muscle continues to be tight for no good reason, and I woke up this morning after only five hours of rest and just couldn’t get back to sleep. Grr!
I am definitely one of those people who get a few days into an illness and quickly grow tired of the entire affair. I’m not suggesting that anyone actually likes being sick; I just get impatient with it faster than most, I think. I want so desperately to be well!
The achy muscle has me thrown off too. I still have no idea how I got it and my assumption that it would work itself out right away has obviously been disproved. On the positive side, it is not bothering me enough during the course of the day to amount to more than a small annoyance and exercising has required only minor modification to compensate for the tightness.
But now, on top that, I can’t get back to sleep! Argh! I generally go to bed quite late, but my life still allows for an average of eight hours of rest every day. I know many people work off of a lot less time in bed, and I was one of them until my scheduled changed, but this is how it has been for a couple of years now and it can really throw a wrench into my day when my sleep pattern is disrupted. I feel sluggish and like I am not operating at my best when I wake up like this.
I also doubt that being tired all day is very conducive to getter either my cold symptoms or my tense calf to improve. In fact, I am pretty sure that any temporary moodiness that my unrest creates will only serve to magnify my impairments in my mind. Sigh. Maybe I will try one last time to get just a little more shut-eye…