November 17, 2015

Everyman Phase Three: Day 3

Current Schedule: Core Sleep: 10pm-1am  Naps: 6:00-6:20am, 11:20-11:40am, 5:40-6pm.

Today was pretty tiring.  Thankfully, I didn't have any major slip ups like yesterday and accidentally fall alseep, but my body was definitely trying to.  One of the things I began shortly after waking and taking my vitals were some Tai Chi classes by video (as I don't know many studios open at 2am).  I've never taken that martial art before, and while I would prefer to return to Kenpo if I had my druthers, chronic pain in my feet (due to an injury with the Marine Corps quite some time ago) would likely limit any progress there.  I'm finding Tai Chi very interesting, and the slow but focused movements are actually a great tool for keeping me awake and active while I go through adaptation.

I was tired at different points throughout the day, but work kept me pretty engaged, and the naps provided periodic, though not complete, refreshment.  Near the very end of the day and during the train ride home, though, it was a struggle staying awake. However, I made it a point to focus on something, look out the window, anything but fall asleep, and in time it passed.  It's not at all easy, but sometimes you just have to tell your body:

 Updated vitals here.

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