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Contemplating a work crunch

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Pausing a few minutes between work and choir practice on Wednesday, I need to think about the rest of the week.

I won't get my run in on Thursday lunch, because I have a mandatory conference call scheduled from noon to 1. That, and enough real work that I can't afford to take an hour off some other time. Maybe, if the weather cooperates, I might get a run in on Thursday evening.

I'll have to think about how to be reasonably active tomorrow, in spite of the work load. My sister talks about her line in the sand; I need to figure out where my line in the sand is for work at home days when there's more project to work on than time available.

If I get a run in on Thursday, that shoves weight lifting to Friday. Friday is a nominal day off, but I really need to do some work at home stuff. The last two Fridays I took the time mostly off, but deadlines loom. And the deadlines will cut into the time I'd like to spend on my own priorities, including exercise. Gotta think about time management. This is not something I've been historically very good at.

But for right now, the priority is an hour to unwind, choir practice, then home to bed. Tomorrow I need to hit the work projects hard, which means I need to have firmly in mind exactly what breaks I'll take to get steps in. As I think about this, a run in the evening sounds like the best choice for getting the 10K steps tomorrow; that means I need to be aware of how the changed schedule affects my eating patterns. There's another danger point.

With luck, thinking about this in advance will prepare me and I won't be back tomorrow evening with a blog about how badly I fell off the wagon.
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