Tuesday, November 16

morning madness

i should probably start doing yoga, or at the least some major stretching, before i go to bed at night because every morning i wake up with the same problem.

an alarm sounds and after i figure out which one it is (the one across the room? the one next to my bed? my phone?), i experience a moment of complete paralysis. i am conscious of the fact that that i need to get out of bed, turn off the alarm and start the day, but physically i cannot move. my muscles refuse to act. after several minutes of lying still, i will my body to get up, but i only have enough energy to turn off the offending alarm clock before i collapse back into bed, the paralysis taking hold again. this will go on for a good hour. it is the weirdest sensation, to be mentally aware of what is going on, but at the same time be physically unable to move, to have no control over your body.

this morning was particularly painful. i'm thinking it was a combination of being overly tired from work last night and a delayed reaction to the three hours i spent playing wii on sunday (RP & TM: that was quite the workout. but i'm ready to redeem myself for flubbing up our tour de france win).

what this all really boils down to is that when i am finally able to literally drag myself out of bed in the morning (usually 1-2 hours after the first alarm clock goes off), i realize where i am and what time it is and what i still need to do before i leave the house... and then i get mad.

and it's no fun to wake up mad.  i prefer to be happy in the morning.

but anyways.  nightly yoga stretches it is.

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