I usually give myself about half a day to recover from a 24 hours shift. Not only am I dealing with lack of sleep, but I’m dealing with the after affects of adrenaline rushes and meeting total strangers (seriously, the introvert in me dies every time we get a call).
Therefore, when I got home from my 48/24/48 marathon; I gave myself a full day to recover. I only did half a workout. I studied the two easiest chapters in my study guide. I got Chipotle for dinner. It was a rather brainless day.
So I thought that I would be fine the next day.
Not so much.
Some of this could be attributed to the fact that I had a headache all day. But, the headache could easily be blamed on the shifts I had just worked. It’s a chicken/egg kinda thing…
So, anyway – what did I do the day after, the day after a 48/24/48?
I nearly caused two wrecks in the Chick-Fil-A parking lot.
I got to my haircut 45 mins early because I couldn’t do basic math.
I forgot to tip my hair dresser.
I barely made it through the basic act of paying for my take-out pizza…that was awkward…
I probably should not have left the house.