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Sunday, February 24, 2013

U2 with the title inspiration, from the Joshua Tree track, In God's Country.

Referring to the fact that I haven't exactly kept a normal sleep schedule while jobless. I'm insomniac way too often, even when I had somewhere to be at 9 AM, and when that was no longer a concern, well, ok, then, I'm sleeping my 7 or 8 hours, and if happens to be 4 am to 11 am, so what?

The rumored work hours are like 7-5. As in 7 AM. Right now, I don't acknowledge that 7 AM exists. Well, except on Tuesday, when I go play ultimate with those high schoolers. But the other 6 days of the week? And now, what have I gotten myself into? An alarm that'll probably have to be set for 5 AM? Yikes!

I suppose that's a payable price for rejoining the ranks of the employed. I think a decent portion of that first paycheck might be invested in stock in 5 hour energy, though.


Wogged 2 miles in 27:51 Friday night, 3 walk, 9 run, 2W, 7R, 3W. Not entirely sure why it was that slow, since the 16 laps jogging was a grater number than I've done to date.

I did 1.25 miles after pickleball Saturday morning, 16:52 total, 3W/6R/3W/3R. I was watching the clock, the first three walk laps happened in 4:30, so the subsequent mile came in at 12:22. And today, I was consciously jogging slowly.
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    LOL I am not an early riser either so I understand I would rather work 9-7
    1942 days ago
    Congrats on the new job. Doing the travel thing will be difficult, but a lot of hotels have workout facilities, don't they? Hopefully you can wind up with one that at least has an indoor pool or something.

    I am a night owl when left to my own devices. When I was a stay at home wife, I would sleep from about 5am - 12pm. I'd still get everything done, but I just tended to stay up at night and be more productive then. After years of getting up for a job, I've managed to shift to a "normal" schedule without too much difficulty, but it's still hard getting in bed before 10:30 or 11 pm.
    1943 days ago
    Your body will adjust. Takes time. I get up @ 5:30 am every morning, even weekends, because I have to check my blood sugar. My DD always says, "Well, why don't you just go back to bed?" Well, what the heck. By the time I'm organized and awake to do my blood sugar, I can't get back to sleep! Just easier to adjust the bedtime.

    Anyhow, you'll find your "rhythm" and get a routine going.
    1943 days ago
    Good luck with the 7 AM thing, as a fellow traveler on the late night road, I feel your pain. I think it was Confucius who said "better to jog slowly than to be dead". Or maybe I just made that up... either way I still think it's relevant.
    1944 days ago
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