I understand that this might qualify as Too Much Information, but we're all friends here, right?
I'm just curious....does everyone who drinks the recommended daily intake of water have to pee a bazillion times a day? I've never had a problem drinking water. I love the stuff. But I've upped my game and increased my water intake in honor of the new healthier lifestyle.
And, honestly, I haven't slept through the night since.
I tuck myself in to bed around 11:30pm each night. I spend about an hour reading and then I'm off to my peaceful slumber. But each and every night since I've made this deal with the Devil I find myself staggering out of my warm cocoon just so I can pee. I only get between six and seven hours of sleep a night. Each of those minutes are precious to me. And once I wake up I have a hard time getting back to sleep. So the stupid bathroom breaks are really irking me.
What's really disturbing is that I've actually tried to talk myself out of making the trek to the bathroom while still in bed. Out loud. I'm pretty sure there are men in white who will haul you away for that.
My eyes will open and I'll contemplate the urgency of the matter. It usually starts with an audible and sarcastic "really?" and then ends with a frustrated murmur of "this is just stupid.....just rediculous....dumb....stupid.....(muffled babbling).....ugh!"
And during the day is not much better. Thankfully I do the majority of my work from home. While the frequent trips to the bathroom are irritating, its not terribly inconvenient. But I do a lot of shuffling the kids around and I now need to know the location of the nearest bathroom every 30 minutes! And today I walked/jogged three miles - which wasn't a struggle endurance-wise, but I'm thinkin' one more mile and I might've had to fend off Fido at the next fire hydrant. Sheesh!
Of course this could have a little something to do with Karma. You see, I'm kind of like the Potty Nazi when it comes to road trips. My kids are real troupers and understand that all stops must be choreographed for optimum usage of time. Which means potty breaks happen during refueling of the car or the passengers. And never is there a stop JUST to pee. And they are good at this! I've trained them well. What worries me is that we have a small road trip next Wednesday about 3 1/2 hours up north. Usually this is a no-stop distance. But I'm afraid I will have to hang my head in shame as I pull off the road every 20 minutes. I fully understand that this will open me up for many frivolous pit-stops on road trips to come. My kids are also good at holding things over someone's head. Again, I taught them well.
So I'm hoping that my body will eventually get used to this water in/water out thing so I can get a decent night's sleep someday soon.
At this rate, I'll be running my 13.1 miles in a pair of Depends!