February 22, 2005
yesterday, i added a new component to my lengthy morning ritual: exercise. i set the alarm 30 minutes earlier and took a walk.
it went fine, i didn't scrape my knee, destroy my glasses or break my arm. i didn't get mugged. i was not chased by rabid dogs. i did see vomit on the ground but it wasn't too gross. i did see young children waiting by the side of the road get into red minivan rather than a school bus, but it was probably ok.
today at lunch i commented to d. that it's completely absurd that i need three hours in the morning. it is, it really is. the schedule breaks down something like this:
- thirty minutes of lingering in bed after the alarm goes off
- thirty minutes to walk
- thirty minutes to cook and consume breakfast
- thirty minutes to surf the web
- thirty minutes to shower, dry hair, and dress
- thirty minutes to drive to work
yep, that's three hours. and that's about how it breaks down.
d. suggested i bring the camper to work to eliminate #6, but that doesn't seem like the logical 30 minutes to eliminate. the cost/benefit analysis doesn't really pan out on that one.
i'm thinking #1 and #4 could be eliminated or at least combined. but in reality, i'll probably just skip #2 a lot in favor of extending #1.
Posted by lisa at February 22, 2005 12:29 PM | TrackBack
am i daft? don't you surf the web all day at work? don't you shower, dry hair, and dress all day at work?
Posted by: rick on February 22, 2005 01:19 PM
maybe you could prepare breakfasts ahead of time (like you prepare dinners in advance)?
we buy a big hunk o' bacon, cook it all up on the weekend, then snack on it all week long.
Posted by: christa on February 22, 2005 02:19 PM
rick!: you are daft. i do not, in fact, surf the web all day at work, nor do i shower, dry hair and dress all day at work. oddly enough, i work at work.
christa: i actually don't want to eliminate stage #3... it's my favorite part. i also usually do the previous day's dishes while the bacon is cooking and i kind of like that.
Posted by: lisa on February 22, 2005 04:13 PM
What's wrong with a three hour perparation time? I mean, obviously that time comes out of your post work evening, but is that harming you any?
Posted by: Jason! on February 23, 2005 08:58 AM
no, it's not really harming me. and this morning, i've pared it down to an hour so i could sleep in.
the main reason i shifted my work hours back was to recover from a lingering insomnia problem i developed over the summer, and somehow being able to sleep until 8:30 is the magic bullet that solves that problem. so i don't want to get so attached to a 3 hour morning schedule that i can't sleep in when i need to... but this morning proves that that's not happening.
Posted by: lisa on February 23, 2005 09:26 AM