Tuesday, December 23, 2008


I had every intention of getting up and working out yesterday morning. I made it as far as my alarm clock before hitting the snooze button and crawling my lazy butt right back where I started. I think I need a workout partner or some other reason beyond my own ambition to crawl out of bed at the buttcrack of dawn (5 AM) and slog through the cold the 1/2 mile to the gym. Any of you southsiders a member of Aspen and want to join in suffering a couple times a week early in the morning?

On Sunday Lou recommended I check out Training Peaks and pick out a pre-made plan to jump start my training this winter. I looked through them and figured out that if I'm about to drop $80-100 on a training plan I better be willing to go through with it. Most of them require anywhere from 10-15 hours per week of dedicated time as well. Add in a meal plan to some of them and it's a recipe for success or in my case for looking at and thinking that's a lot of work... Hence the reason I am lazy!

Actually, I think I'm revelling in the hangover from the long hours and efforts spent making it through my work schedule for the past 6 months. Throw in that I'm typically unmotivated to do much more than eat, drink, and be melancholy through most of the holiday season and it's a recipe for getting jack done whether it be at work or home. I am happy to report that I was able to get most of my presents wrapped last night though I still have a couple that haven't shown up yet (grr). UPS reported them out for delivery yesterday at 5 AM, but as of 11 last night, they hadn't shown up yet, so I'm assuming they will come today. At least it's nothing major, but still.

We have our holiday lunch slash bonus check party at work today. I'm really hoping for something quite spectacular in the envelope. I really can't complain about anything I've gotten the past few years, but for some reason I've got it in my head that I worked harder and produced better results than in previous years even though I'm not entirely sure that's reality. I know I pushed a little harder to get a bit more in my bonus so today should show what they value will be. Then on the flip side of the coin, I was talking to Miranda the other day and realized, I'm pretty damn lucky to be where I am. Add in the current economic crunch and I should probably be thanking anyone I can that I'm not only employed, but getting anything above and beyond what I'm contractually due. Either way, I'm thankful so I hope it really doesn't come across as being greedy. I just think that the future is so uncertain that I need to do everything in my power to lobby for myself and my family to be in a position that we can ride out an eventual wave of less than stellar economics.


Ian said...

I get up at 5:10am every morning to work out at Golds, so if you go at the same hour in your time zone and text me just as you finish, it may give you motivation to get out in the cold and keep going. It was a bitch when I first started, but over time it got easier. I was pretty proud of myself for making it on time to the gym Xmas eve IN A POURING RAIN at 5:30am. You'll be stoked once you get going, trust me.

Buckshot77 said...

I thought it never rained in California?