Last week I wrote a post about hating flying. Today, I want to add to it.
I really do hate flying. Ever since the flight that changed all others, I have had an anxious stomach while flying. I usually take care of this by relying on ginger gravol chews, and for the most part they work, so it’s not too much of an issue.
But I hate many other things about flying:
- Airplane Food – I used Air Canada for my flights this past week and their food is DISGUSTING. Like seriously nasty.
- Being cramped into small spaces
- The bathrooms that are too small
- the air
- the feeling of just being locked in the plane for 13 hours
- Jet lag
This week I had major jet lag. I arrived Saturday evening, and I was lucky enough to have slept a decent amount on the plane on the way over. I got off the plane and stayed awake until around 11, and then had a GREAT sleep! I was up at 5:30 but for my first night I was really really happy.
Then Sunday night, again I was in bed at a decent time, around 11ish. But I was WIDE AWAKE at 3:30, and stayed awake for the whole rest of the day. I’m talking like 20 hours. After that, I spent the rest of the week in this mid-afternoon exhausted haze. It was not fun. I wasn’t really doing anything to keep myself awake which probably added to it, but it totally sucked.
Getting home last night, I knew I needed to stay awake and get a good sleep. I slept a little bit on the plane but not much. My stomach was feeling icky from the flight and the rough landing (turbulence knocked us around a little bit) and from not really eating much on the plane. I got home to a very hot and sticky apartment, which made me even more tired BUT I prevailed! I stayed up and got a really really good sleep last night.
Now it’s 11am and I’m exhausted again. I hope I can make it through work today! And I’m even going to attempt to get through pilates class just to really tire myself out. I think getting back into the regular routine of things will help with the jet lag. I won’t give myself any time to actually be tired.
On a different note: I have some drafts prepped and ready to go for this week! They are all about my week at home, but I decided to break them all up so I didn’t end up writing like 5000 words in one post -ya’ll know how I can ramble once I get started!
On the schedule for tomorrow: Russian Dentists!