In college, I could survive on just naps for days, sometimes weeks at a time. Those last few weeks in the semester when projects and essays and papers and labs were due, and finals were looming, I would sleep for just a couple hours per night and I remember being fine.
On Friday night, I was so wound up and I couldn’t fall asleep. I tossed and turned and stayed awake until about 5:30 a.m. and finally got about 2.5 hours sleep before I had to get up for church.
And I was fine during the day. My energy level was high and I did all my usual stuff. But Saturday night, I felt like if I didn’t go to bed, I would start snoring standing up. And when I woke up on Sunday morning after a solid 8 hours, it felt like there was still some sleep left in me.
And then on Sunday afternoon , I fell asleep on the subway heading home. Embarrassing!
I am still struggling with this sleep concept but it turns out I actually need to sleep. Hmmm. Maybe I’m not a superhero after all.
These are the other things that happened to me this weekend:
Saturday, I went to 3 different churches
I tried to do some string art
Marching in the Harlem Health Parade
Wonderful Things That Happened This Weekend (some while I was sleeping)
Derek Jeter is officially retired. And the Boston Red Sox put aside the famous, longstanding rivalry and honored the Yankee captain in a beautiful send-off at Fenway Park. Classy!! The Yankee-Red Sox rivalry might finally be over now. Because who can justify booing a team who shows their love and appreciation for one of your own. The end of an era!
Watching the post-game interview with Cowboy QB Tony Romo and hearing him talking about how he’s getting older. And he’s 34! He said he felt the effect of running for a 21 yards play. Ah, Tony. We might have to send you some articles about distance runners getting better with age.
And then when Romo was walking away to make room for his teammate, Demarco Murray, he noticed Demarcos hat was turned backwards. He stopped to turn his hat forward, to make him more respectable for tv. There are many ways to view this gesture but I choose to see this as another classy move – Romo as the big brother looking out for his guy. I don’t watch a lot of football but I like when I see stuff like this.
George Clooney got married.
While it’s questionable whether this is indeed wonderful, let’s just say, it’s probably wonderful for his wife, Amal, even if it’s not so wonderful for the thousands, maybe millions of women who thought that maybe they would be the next Mrs. Clooney. The end of yet another era.
Plans for this week ahead.
1. Stepping up my workout game. Planning to do some classes at the Y this week.
2. Working on my goals for #The Next100 – progress report coming soon
3. Dinner with some of my favorite ladies
What are your plans for this week?