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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

T minus 49 hours and counting

OK, Sleep Management Program has been initiated.

Friday will see me having to get up at 4.30am, and not get to bed again for at least 40 hours. About 3/4 of that will be spent walking.

Thus, today I'm forcing myself to get up early despite a late night, so tonight I'll be tired enough to be in bed by 10pm. Tomorrow, I hope to be in bed by 9pm, so as to ensure I get 6 hours sleep at least, and hopefully 7.

I'm increasing my Epilim (anti-epilepsy drug) intake temporarily to stave off any tiredness-related seizures. I've noticed that my seizures are not just brought on my sleepiness (as I always thought was the case), but also by relatively short periods of intense physical exertion, thus, if I don't up my dose, Friday could be a great seizure fest. I first noticed this last summer when doing hard physical work, but it wasn't until I started to go to the gym this Spring that I could say for sure that there was a definite link between the two.

I'll be making the rounds today at uni too to collect some more donations to try and get us nearer to our target. I know the International Centre staff want to to support us, they just need a little encouragement.

I bet you'll be glad when it's over: I'll stop going on about donations. Maybe. Technically we have until July to raise funds... :-) (click here to donate!!)

I'll also be attempting to catch up on this horrendous backlog of homework I have. I'm not quite sure how it came about, but I find myself today with a humoungous mountain of essays and reading to do, and of course my kanji study which is now being encouraged by my participation in a bit of PhD research, which involves being interviewed every week on my progress.

I'd like to have a web-cam strapped to my head throughout the walk to show you just how lovely Japan is, but I think you might get tired of looking at Nigel's arse for that long.

As shown above, the weather forecast remains excellent. Not scorchingly hot. These temperatures are for Tokyo so I expect it will be a little cooler up the mountains. I have my faithful Tilley hat to ward off the rays.

I'm looking forward to sunrise on Saturday morning (4.34am) - that should be nice. Hope to get some good pictures too.

Anyway, must get on.



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