Fri 23 Apr, 2010 07:25 am
On 28 December 1963, Randy Gardner, a 17-year-old schoolboy in San Diego, California, got up at 6 am feeling wide awake and raring to go. He didn't go back to sleep again until the morning of 8 January 1964. That's 11 days without sleep.
You've run into a common English idiom.
"raring to go"
to be ready and excited to begin doing something
I'd recommend bookmarking the idioms portion of thefreedictionary.com
Full of eagerness, enthusiastic (from various web dictionary sites).
As in "raring to go, but you can't go for raring?