I'll chalk today's excursion home from the eye doctor to one of the more stupid things I've done in life. They dilated my eyes and instead of sitting in the doctor's office for 30 minutes to an hour like a normal person, I decided I wanted to be home and got in my car. THAT was a nerve-wracking 30-minute drive. For whatever reason, my right eye was operating better than my left, so I drove home with my left eye scrunched shut and my left hand on my forehead, shading my eyes the entire time. My guardian angel must have been with me today to get me home without injuring myself or anyone else on the road.
I couldn't do much when I got home--everything on the computer was blurry as were books and TV, so I laid down for an hour to let the effect wear off. I dozed off and had dreams about driving against traffic, flying over speed bumps, and getting lost.
I am pretty much going to be out of commission for the rest of the week. I'm in GSO all day tomorrow (Literally. I'll leave the house at 8 AM and get home about 9:30 PM) and then I fly out at 8 AM on Thursday for my NSA University conference in Tucson. I spent the afternoon packing. I'm taking 6 pairs of shoes for a 3-day conference. Plus, it's 75 degrees in Tucson, but we're in an air-conditioned building, and it drops to 40 degrees at night. Therefore, I've shoved everything from tank tops to turtlenecks in my bag and have decided to play it by ear.
Right now, I'm hoping the kink in the left side of my neck works itself out by flight time on Thursday. I must have slept on it wrong last night and now it pinches every time I move my head to the left. (I know...so don't move my head to the left. ) I'm going to go hop in a hot shower and see if that does anything to alleviate the pain. Since I didn't exercise this morning, I forced myself onto the treadmill this evening. My deal is I have to do 3 miles--walk, crawl, or jog. I hate wasting time so I jog it, just to get it over with. It's important to know what motivates you in your exercise program.
BTW, I'm looking for some new, fast-tempo music to jog to, if anyone would like to offer suggestions. I listen to a lot of Aerosmith, Meatloaf, with some side roads into "Veronica," "by Elvis Costello, "Holding Out for a Hero" by Bonnie Tyler, "Knock on Wood" by some knockoff artist, and a few country songs. Please let me know if you have any suggestions.