Author's Note: The following is a true account. The sanity of the person(s) involved is not in question, yet.
"Nap Time" - Tuesday 2PM EST
Holly: "I'll just lay down for an hour"
Holly's Body: "Yeah, let's nap! We promise you will wake up with the alarm!"
Holly: "Okay, let me set the alarm. I have an appointment at 4PM so I have to be up by 3PM. Short Nap Only!"
Holly's Body: "Short Nap!!! OKAY!! Woohoo, she is taking a nap!!"
-- Two and one-half hours later --
Holly: "Why am I awake, I know I need to get up but why?"
Holly's Body: "Aw just go back to sleep, SLEEP SLEEP SLEEP!!
Holly: "4:30PM ?!? Damn, where is the phone, got to call the Dr. Office. Man am I sleepy!"
Naps are mandatory on Interferon. It seems that I needed some serious sleep yesterday after my 5 hour work day! I did manage to reschedule my Dr. Appointment for later today, get a 12 mile bike ride in and do a little more packing (I am moving this weekend) but I was still in bed by 9PM and slept until 6AM this morning. When fatigue speaks, I listen!
Regarding the 12 mile bike ride, post nap. My legs were completely empty. Jim and I call them "dead legs". Not a drop of extra glucose in those muscles anywhere. I figure that is my payback for not having any delayed muscle soreness after this weekend's long run. So I just peddled along slowly enjoying the beautiful day and telling my body to "wake up" because I missed my appointment but I was NOT missing my workout!
Sometimes you just got to remind your body that you are in charge! (For the moment anyways!)