i have got to do something about my morning routine.
it took me an abnormally long time to be able to read a normal clock. this one makes my head hurt!
every single day, i sit here all calm and relaxed: eating breakfast, sipping my java and writing a morning post. often, this will be followed by a nice run, adding endorphins to spice up my early AM caffeine + serotonin cocktail. whee!! an excellent start to the day, right?
but by the time i shower, pack everything up to go, and head out the door, i am always running at least 5-10 minutes behind. i spend my commute desperate to dart around traffic, annoyed at myself for not leaving earlier, and fretting about my late appearance at clinic or conference.
i'm not a breezy "it's okay to be late!" person by nature, and it sort of kills me that my daily actions go against my philosophy of leaving extra time for things and arriving places as scheduled.
at least some of the trouble areas:
☆ i tend to get all wrapped up in what i'm writing, fixing errors and changing wording. even though my posts still may have errors, they would be worse without my AM scrutiny
☆ packing lunch in the morning often takes way longer than i think
☆ i am not good about getting my stuff together beforehand, so i waste precious minutes scrambling to put everything i need into my bag, find my keys/phone/pager, etc
beginning with . . . right now, i am going to work on a more zen start to my day. which means ending this post and getting my butt out the door for a run so that i can actually have the half hour i need to get ready afterwards! i think some of the issues would be alleviated with a bit more prep work the night before (making lunch, assembling bag), so i'll work on that as well.
does anyone else have similar issues, and do you have any advice for me? i could use all the help i can get!
workout: 40 minutes cycling (resistance 3-5) + weights
- pushups, 2 x 15
- lat pull-downs, 55 lbs, 2 x 10
- tricep pushdowns, 15 lbs, 2 x 10
- waking triple lunges, 8 lb weights, 2 x 8
- lateral/forward raises in lunge position, 6 lb weights, 2 x 10 each side
- ball plank-to-tucks, 2 x 15
doin' time: so far i am really digging the fall section! i prefer roasting to grilling, to be honest, so i am happy that i made it through the summer chapter when it seems like martha forgot there were non-BBQ methods of cooking.
this whole wheat pasta dish (shown above next to the book's image =- pretty spot on, right?) was very easy, involved minimal pans and prepwork, and the roasted eggplant, tomatoes, and onions filled our apartment with great aromas. recipe on the sidebar!
reading: an article on hypercalcemia + williams syndrome