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I just had my fourth Diet Coke and I'm trying to resist grabbing another. I was up at 5am with MoBob and now I'm really feeling like crashing. Plus I think I'm getting a cold.

I'm not sure why I feel tired after any sort of physical exertion. I'm envious of the majority who feel better after working out. I'd rather take a nap.

After the big proposal push on Friday, I'm now catching up on emails and other odds and ends. Mainly getting ready for my trip to NYC next week. I haven't been to NYC for, oh, ten years. I won't have much time for sightseeing unfortunately. I asked MB if he wanted to accompany me especially with the $40 round trip fare on "the upscale bus" and the $99/night room at The Pod Hotel but he demurred.

I'm attending the parallel NGO forum and then the first day of a conference at the UN. I wasn't really impressed with the UN when I visited. It was so much shabbier than I expected, and way too retro for me. Perhaps now the public areas have been upgraded, post-Nobel Prize.
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On January 29th, 2008 09:09 pm (UTC), julie_dslv commented:
I'm not sure why I feel tired after any sort of physical exertion. I'm envious of the majority who feel better after working out. I'd rather take a nap.

It feels great after your body gets used to it. Though until then, it can feel hellish. It's also important to know the limitations of your body. The trick is to push the limits, but not too much. I don't when you started exercising, but it might take from one week up to a month, depending on you or your exercise regimen.

I wasn't really impressed with the UN when I visited.
Hear hear. My father was the military liaison to UN from 2000 till 2001, and I wasn't very impressed myself.
On January 29th, 2008 10:43 pm (UTC), clynne replied:
What she said. After you build up, you'll feel awesome after you exercise. Until your body gets used to it, you'll either feel like ass or you'll just want to sleep until it All Goes Away.
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On January 31st, 2008 02:50 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
I used to be pretty active - playing tennis or swimming every day - but never got an energy rush. Even now, I walk everywhere, and get a guaranteed workout of 20 minutes each way to work, but I just feel tired. Blah.
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On January 29th, 2008 09:23 pm (UTC), wendye commented:
tired and wired

oh me too

I recommend Emergen-C! It's a great energizer, but just don't drink it on an empty stomach.
On January 29th, 2008 10:46 pm (UTC), clynne replied:
I don't find that Emergen-C does much for my energy levels, but making sure you're properly hydrated before and after a workout does. I like to drink half-strength Gatorade when I skate, but eating something salty will solve the problem similarly.

Also, make sure that you're hydrated all day long, not just while you're working out. Watch out for stealth dehydrators like caffeine.

But most of all just give your body time to get used to working out.
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On January 31st, 2008 02:51 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
I'll let you know - I'm going to do the Self challenge this year.
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On January 29th, 2008 09:35 pm (UTC), erich_schneider commented:
The one and only time I visited the UN (my one and only time in NYC) was 20 years ago; at one point in elementary school my future dream job was "UN simultaneous translator (English/Russian)" so it kind of had this special place in my life. I don't remember it being overly shabby back then; the two main things I remember were the statue of Mary from a church in Hiroshima (one side well preserved, the other all melted from the nuclear blasst), and the fact that a majority of the tour guides were Swedish women.
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On January 31st, 2008 02:51 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Maybe attractive guides are member countries' contributions instead of real cash?
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On January 29th, 2008 09:44 pm (UTC), nausica2 commented:
Perhaps now the public areas have been upgraded, post-Nobel Prize.

Unless they've done some major repairs since August, don't hold your breath.

The whole place was so 50s. The other time I was there (1996) it was in September, when they were doing the General Assembly, so we didn't get to see much, but this last sumer we did the whole tour and it was a bit sad. The carpets, the feel of the place, and the guy in the elevator, sitting on a chair and pushing buttons that would have been high tech if you were a Get Smart character.
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On January 31st, 2008 02:52 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
That's it - I felt like I was in a '60s sitcom imagining the future.
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On January 30th, 2008 02:10 am (UTC), hatter_anon commented:
I think anyone would be exhausted after getting up at 5am. Crazy girl! Your body is obviously punishing you for making it do stuff when it should quite clearly be asleep ;)
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On January 31st, 2008 02:52 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
If I didn't have to sleep or eat I'd be fine. :/
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