Friday, June 20, 2008

A different sort of run: run down

I am out of it today! I had planned on getting up early for a 6:30-7:30 am yoga class but opted out when I woke up around 5:40 feeling absolutely drained. I went back to sleep and woke up a few hours later and haven't felt much better all day. I have a low-grade headache and a weird, lingering fatigue. It has sort of gotten in the way of my doing just about anything today.

I did manage to put air in my bike tires and I call that a win. I am going out for an early dinner to celebrate my new job and am hoping that if I take it easy this afternoon (and maybe even lie down for a while, although I really hate that idea) I will be able to hit the gym later tonight.

I'm not entirely sure why I am feeling so run down today, but I guess that's not really all that important. Some days are just like this. I just don't like the fact that it is sort of interfering with the things I would like to get done today. I'm also hoping it passes because I am running a 5k tomorrow with my sister and I don't want to feel like I am struggling through it!

Thanks to everyone for their well-wishes and support for me during my job search and its outcome. It means a lot to me to know that you are all so supportive!


Rachel said...

Stress of alot of changes could be wearing your system down? I think taking it easy is a good idea. If only I could listen to that advice

chris said...

I agree with Rachel. You have a lot going on; it is perfectly normal to feel a little run down. At least the race should be fun!

Susan said...

Rachel and Chris are right on - too much life changes happening in a short period of time. Take a rest and enjoy your race tomorrow!

Irish Cream said...

Hey Emilie! Hope you're taking everybody's advice and taking it easy! Sorry I've been so slow getting back to you about Brooklyn . . . life is getting a little bit crazy again!

Anyway, there are some pretty decent neighborhoods off of the 2/3 lines . . . I'd probably try Brooklyn Heights (although it tends to be REALLY pricey--but who knows--you could find something), Downtown, Boerum Hill or Prospect Heights . . . pretty much any stop on the 2/3 lines up to and including Eastern Parkway-Brooklyn Museum should be doable. After that, things start to go downhill a little bit, but the rent is REALLY cheap . . . so if you can deal with a little riff-raff, you can get some sweet deals. I live off of the Winthrop stop on the 2-line (but am equally close to the Parkside Q stop), and I have a HUGE apartment, 4 blocks from Prospect Park . . . and pay next to nothing. The one downside is that we are definitely in the minority in that neighborhood. But I tend to think it's worth it to have such a nice place--and be so close to the park.

Good luck finding a place--I know how huge of a pain it is in this city, so I hope you find something quickly! :)

Rachel said...

You've been tagged! :-)