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I did a little better getting in bed last night. I went to bed at about 1:30, which means that by the time I did some reading, I fell asleep at around 2AM. I slept through the night, giving me about three and a half hours. (I think the Benadryl helped with the staying asleep part). I'm still working on not staying up late on weekends, but it's hard fight.

The gym was great. I worked on the physio-ball today and did some cardio. I'm supposed to go in on my own tomorrow and lift weights. It's going to be a pain fitting it in, but I'm sure I'll get it somehow.

Besides being tired, I felt really great today. I have hypermobility, which means that my ligaments are basically stretchier than most people's. It's the same principle as being double-jointed, from what I gather. The problem is that while my ligaments are more flexible, they're also not as strong, which means that my muscles have to take over and do part of the work to support my joints. That means I tend to get a lot of joint pain. (I went to three different joint specialists in high school and college before a hand surgeon finally realized what was going on.) It's completely harmless, but it's still not fun. A physical therapist told me that pretty much the only way for me not to be in pain was to exercise regularly. Apparently, I'm doing enough to make a difference and it was so nice not to have anything hurt.

Even mild pain, if it's chronic, sucks. So I need to consistently remind myself that not being in pain on a regular basis is well worth losing a little sleep in the mornings and the discomfort of some of working out hard.

Anyway, class was okay. Long and boring, but okay. However, since the undergrads are on fall break, Starbucks isn't open. I don't like regular coffee, so no caffeine for me today. I'm pretty sure that no coffee on a Monday morning constitutes a human rights violation.

Different groups in the law school are really good about getting speakers during lunch, plus they provide a free lunch with it. Today, a tax lawyer who was also a CPA did a short talk on how to read a financial statement. It was sort of useful. The problem was that I already knew part of the stuff he talked about and he didn't really have time to go into the stuff that I didn't get. Believe it or not, though, it was interesting. I wish he'd had more time.

After class, I came home and took a long nap. I love taking naps in the afternoon when it just starts to cool down, so it's cool enough to make it nice to get under the comforter, but not so cold that it's hard to get warm.

All in all, a pretty good day. Or, if would be if I ever got around to doing my reading for PR. :-)

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Chronic SUCKS. I never knew you had such a condition.:( I hope it will be a lot better from exercise.:)

I have something that causes my plexus or something like that to become inflamed for no reason sometimes. It sucks, but some Aleve usually fixes it. I've also been having some badddd back pain when I wake up recently.:(

But, the only chronic thing I have that upsets me a lot is my asthma. It's $125 every two months for medication, but it is better than the $125 a month I used to pay.

I've never had Starbucks in the morning... I don't know why. I always get it at like, 7-8 PM at night. And it's usually a tall green tea frappucino or pumpkin spice. Or sometimes caramel and rarely raspberries and cream.:) Nothing too, too caffeinated.

The fact that you are a law major STILL astounds me. It's not in a bad way, I promise- I just never thought I'd get to know a real, honest-to-goodness law student. I think it's just so impressive.

I love naps... I really wish I could have taken one today, but I had to do a workshop from 7-8 PM on language learning. I love cuddling up in my blankets at about 5 or 6 PM until about 10 PM and then playing some games or reading.:)

It's not that bad. It's more annoying than anything, but it definitely makes it worth exercising. And Aleve is the best stuff ever.

Asthma is rough. I don't have it, but my mom does, and it's definitely something you want to keep under control.

I've been working at cutting down caffeine in the evening. I used to get a latte every evening after dinner and...well, not good for sleep. I'm sort of sensitive to caffeiene, so if I have coffee late, I'm up all night.

The law thing amazes me sometimes, too. It falls into my category of "It seems like a good idea at the time." Maybe not so much now, but it was then.

And that's pretty much a perfect evening. I hate the studying gets in the way of that.

Indeed. I remember when I didn't know I had it, and I spent a night thinking I wouldn't make it through. Last year, on my first day of work at the school dining hall, I go to the clinic and find out I have asthma and that I have to take EXPENSIVE Advair medicine($225 a month), but fortunately, I got to get a less expensive alternative from my home doctor. Mine isn't too bad, but it kicks up in extreme cold and extreme heat. Two no-nos.:(

I don't quite know how caffeine hits me. If I drunk pop I stay awake, but I don't drink it much anymore... tea and water.:)

I'm glad it wasn't creepy to you that I respected it so much. It just seems so awesome. It's surprising to know you feel amazed too!

Yeah, I hated getting in late today despite that my panel was fun. I can't wait to go home tomorrow and maybe grab a nap now. You've inspired me.:D

Asthma is scary. My mom didn't actually get diagnosed until a few years ago and before she was diagnosed, we were driving around in a city that I was less familiar at the time. She had an attack and I was about five seconds away from trying to find an ER. Fortunately, it stopped.

Hot weather is very bad. I have what you could loosely call an arrhythmia. Basically, my heart beats normally, but it beats too fast sometimes. In addition to stress, heat really aggravates it. Again, it's nothing serious or dangerous, but I just feel really bad in hot weather.

With me, it's more that I'm a little surprised that I'm actually going to be in charge of people's lives. :-) I worked EMS for a while and I had the exact same problem: I found it beyond shocking that people would actually listen to me.

Naps are good. I swear, the first thing I was thinking about this morning was how to fit in nap this afternoon.

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