I was planning on going to yoga this morning at 9:30, but then realized, as I was walking Jasper around the marsh near our house, that I am basically cross-eyed with fatigue. No yoga for me today. Hopefully no driving anywhere either. I think we have enough food in the house to get through the day, but basically I do feel like I'm wasting a day off by being so tired that all I can think of is taking a long nap and sleeping the daylight hours away.
For this sleep-deprivation, I blame the Giro d'Italia. I could blame the Tour of California but that was only 8 days. The Giro was 3 solid weeks of TiVo'ed action, which simply had to be watched on a daily basis, even when I was getting home from work and yoga near 9 pm. Juggling the Tour of Cali and the Giro for the 8 days of overlap was a challenge. And to think there used to be no coverage, ZERO, even during the Tour de France. Incorporating this abundance, complaining about this abundance, is a pretty funny thing.
And Ivan Basso? Coming back after suspension for doping and winning what sure seemed to me like the hardest EVER, most brutal ass-kicking grand tour ever -- pure awesome. Impossible to take my eyes away.
Even if I knew I'd eventually pay, stumbling around the neighborhood cross-eyed on a holiday morning. It was all worth it.
Bring it on, Tour de France! I'm sleeping plenty now, knowing that I'll lose it all over three weeks in July.