I was up at 1 AM again last night – I got up to pee and I stayed wide-awake. The more I lay there, the more my brain overreacted to every thought. Is it just me, or do things ever seem to get exaggerated in the middle of the night?
I was all upset and feeling sorry for myself about not getting my Sunday long run done and then I thought about the trail run I have coming up on Wednesday and how I’ll make up for those lost miles. I started to feel a little better, then, for who knows why, I started thinking about snakes – it is the season for them to be thawing and coming out of hibernation. And OH MY GOD, what would I do if I actually had to fend one off while trail running. I don’t even own a snakebite kit. I don’t do well in panic situations. You know, because of the panic.
These thoughts snowballed well into 5 AM and by then my sleepless brain had filled my pool with water moccasins and my yard with copperheads. By the time I got up to get coffee I had decided that no one was ever leaving the house again. Ever. Because if a yard full of snakes isn’t enough, poisonous spiders certainly are. And if you didn’t know this, EVERYTHING is bigger in Texas. And poisonous! Especially snakes and bugs.
I’m not sure what is going on with my brain, but I’m fairly certain that going through a bottle of NyQuil per week is not a permanent answer to my insomnia. But damn, NyQuil sleep is the best sleep ever. I just wish it didn’t come with a hangover.