Today I learned that I have moved into a new category of fatigue. I learned that for the past week I was feeling a type of fatigue that was evident even when I was doing nothing: obvious fatigue, bone-crushing fatigue. This is in contrast to my new fatigue, which I am going to dub lurking fatigue. This type of fatigue allows me to wake up and enforce my optimism, but slaps me down shortly after noon. It's not so bad, this lurking fatigue, but I will need to set the bar a little bit lower for myself than I did for today.
I went to work for four hours, and by the end my body had backtracked to Tuesday. I rested and slept for most of the afternoon, but I have still not recovered to this morning's potential. Time to go sleep, and I'll try to better pace myself (i.e. be more realistic about the new me) tomorrow.