I took a half a vacation day on Friday and drove an hour to do this for four hours:
It was fun but a little unsatisfying because the crowd was very light. Friday nights at bars always pale in comparison to Saturday nights. Still, for a first gig it went well and at least we ended up with some photos and video.
The drive home was excruciating because I was so tired. I had to keep pinching myself and slapping my face to stay alert and I ended up cruising down the highway with the windows down for most of the trip. Once I got home I was ravenous but too tired to go out for breakfast with my husband, so I heated up some oatmeal and dropped into bed as soon as I was finished eating.
I only got about four hours of sleep, unfortunately. Then I needed to get up because it was time for the Kansas City Yoga Festival. I couldn't get it together in time to attend the first workshop. In fact, everyone was in savasana by the time I arrived.
The second workshop went well and I was reminded of a shoulder stretch that I should be doing every day. I actually learned it last year but I'd been mostly sidelined with a sprain then, so it had slipped my mind.
I couldn't make through all of the final workshop of the day. During the introduction portion I'd been lying on my mat fighting sleep and my body wore out after about 30 minutes of poses. My bailout coincided with the arrival of a massive thunderstorm that caused rainwater to come into the building through every window and door, so I made myself useful moving things off the floor, out of the way of the incoming water.
That night, my husband and I tried to watch some TV, but I was completely depleted and by 9:00 p.m. I was sound asleep. I slept eleven hours and made it back to the yoga festival a tiny bit late the next morning.
I made it through the entire Sunday workshop and now every muscle in my body is sore. Seriously, every one of them. But they're sore in a good way and I'm glad I had the opportunity to strengthen myself like that. After lunch I went home and slept for another two hours, for a total of 13 for the day. Ahhh.
I know I haven't checked in for a while, but everything is going well with the new eating plan. I've lost about 15 pounds since I started and I'm feeling really good except when I wear myself out through lack of sleep.
So how have you been?