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Monday, March 5, 2012

Timing Is Everything

I need to get back on my schedule.

For the last few days, I've certainly been in my own world. I front-loaded my hours last week, giving myself an extra day on the weekend (one of the benefits of being an independent contractor). Without a personal challenge to answer to, I haven't gotten up anywhere near 6:00 this month. With all of that, the last few days have been a blur of rehearsals, friends' shows, dog walks, and at least one incidence of a bachelor party.

As might be expected, my routine has been a bit disrupted. There have been naps and laziness all over the place. Today, I was determined to get back onto my schedule. I did not succeed. I did, however, get up early enough to take care of the dogs and start my work day, which was extremely productive. All good things.

And then I had my run, which was also better than expected. I actually had to make myself slow down on several occasions, because I found myself pushing harder than I meant to do.

But still, I feel a little bit off. I've had some muscle issues and a few running cramps. Not totally fun. I am considering getting back to my 6:00 a.m. plan. I've realized that "snoozing" in general is a terrible idea. It's not really sleep so much as tricking your body into moving toward another REM cycle only to be shaken out 9 minutes later. The best plan, as always, is to get myself up and out the door. So that's what I'll try tomorrow.

You know, after my late night rehearsal tonight. Whoops.

Monday's workout:
75 Degrees / Feels warmer
5.15 Miles

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