Brooke (brookiki) wrote,
Brooke
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Monday

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. :-)
Tags: law school, working out
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