Rough day at the office
Thursday, February 26, 2009
It was another rough day at work with urgent same day deadlines. It wasn't supposed to work out this way, but I stayed late, didn't get any exercise, got frustrated with some of the micro-politics of the office, and ended up eating too many peanut M&Ms (thanks, Curt!). This makes 3 days of eating at my desk without a break. Yesterday I was so absorbed in my work I didn't even get up for coffee. I didn't even think to get some water.
I'm relatively new in this job (I started last May), but I am very experienced in the kind of work that I do. I like being busy, so I'm glad that people are starting to realize some of the things I can contribute. On the other hand, as they start wanting more of the kinds of things I do, I run the risk of raising expectations, taking on too much and not setting aside enough time for myself. Can I keep my commitment to myself, and continue exercising most days of the week? This is tough. Yesterday I dragged myself to the gym late and struggled with my exercise program. Today I just couldn't make myself do it.
Good things: I got all my work done. I didn't say anything I shouldn't have. I read parts of a Runner's World book on the importance of cross-training while I was on the subway. When I got home, I started reading "Age-Defying Fitness," a book I just received from Amazon.com.
Bottom line on "Age-Defying Fitness": I need improvement. I've got a lot of exercises to do to maintain or improve my posture, balance, flexibility, strength and endurance, but the advice seems simple and manageable. I started doing the stretches. It feels good. Oh, and my daughter's computer can't be fixed so the warranty company is providing her a replacement -- hopefully soon!
I want to do better tomorrow. Unfortunately, I don't have as much control over my work schedule as I have had these last few months (hopefully this is just a temporary phase), and I have some outside commitments this weekend.
I am hoping for good weather Saturday and Sunday so I can get out on my new bike!