With this being the fourth time I’ve done the Blogathon, I think it’s pretty likely that I’ll take part again next year unless there’s some conflict (such as the two times I wanted to participate but couldn’t because I was away for the weekend). Because of that I just want to take note of how I paced myself because seriously, although I am tired enough that I’m really looking forward to going to sleep in an hour (and change), I am still feeling relatively peppy and this is by far the best I have ever felt at this point in the Blogathon ever.
I was up for awhile before having my first coffee – I think I had that around 10 am or so. Instead of having a second one shortly afterwards, I treated it like a regular day, and just had some water. I ate at regular times, and had regular things (toast for breakfast, sandwiches for lunch, that sort of thing). I did have a glass and a half of red wine at my friends’ house which I wouldn’t recommend since it can bring about drowsiness but I was okay, especially since I drank it slowly.
I was tired when I came home but still stuck with water at first, then had a small glass of cream soda. I drank a coffee and had a chocolate bar for an energy boost around 11 pm which helped, then went back to water. A couple of hours later I made a cheese sandwich to avoid the trap of snacking on junk food. Then at 4 a.m. I had one final cup of coffee and my second chocolate bar.
I did feel a little queasy for about ten minutes after that, but more water helped and I slipped into the silly and giddy phase.
The thing is, now at just about 8 a.m. I’m still a little giddy. About half an hour ago I accidentally wrote “sleeped” while chatting with Heather instead of “slept” and was so amused by my ludicrous tired-brain lack of grammar that I laughed like a crazy person for a good five minutes – that’s what happens during the loopy phase of an all-nighter, you just can’t stop laughing.
Just now I ate a small bowl of cereal so that I won’t have an empty stomach when I go to bed at 9, a mistake I made two years ago which led to me feeling like crap. The cereal was perfect.
There’s one hour left, two posts to go, and while I am thrilled to be this close to sleep, I am also really happy with how I’m doing. This is clearly the pacing schedule for me!
Oh and hey, look who’s awake!
Well, okay. Sort of awake. I couldn’t have asked for better with the kids. They both fell asleep quickly and easily and all I wanted was for them both to sleep until at least 7:30 a.m. Breanna got up at about 7:45 and now just before 8 a.m. Hayley is still sleeping. That’s pretty awesome.
Can’t wait for my turn to sleep!
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