There is some kind of side effect to all this that makes me basically want to sleep every minute of the day. I'm not sure if it's CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome) or if it's just a side effect of my allergies or a side effect of the drugs in Claritin, but I am so tired every moment that I am not moving that I could, and frequently do, fall asleep sitting in my chair.
I just went for a run, and I don't feel the fatigue on the runs, but a side effect of it is that I really wanted to walk a lot on this run. I did, I walked like 15-20 seconds three or four times on this run today and I still managed to pull down 8.5 minute miles. I don't know how I did it. A sub 3-miler and I started to hit my stride right in the last 3 tenths of a mile as I was catching up to this girl running in front of me.
Typical shit. I don't hit my stride until mile 3, and I seem to have this natural affinity for the 8.5 minute mile pace.
UPDATE: I wanted to updated everyone that I stopped taking the "D" and reverted back to Claritin (Lortadine only), and my fatigue has been basically eliminated. I also think it has to do with getting normal sleep, which has been a problem of mine for a while (I'm a total nightowl) but it seems that the pseudoephedrine was making me quite drowsy.