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Lazy days

I'm getting into the habit of procrastinating lately. I have a fairly flexible start time at work but I prefer to arrive around 9am. However, I usually fuss around on my laptop checking that WalkJogRun is running smoothly, checking my email etc while I wait for my oatmeal to cook and the coffee to brew. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday when I run before work this means I have to get up early to fit in the same morning schedule.
Lately, I have been pushing the boundaries of what time I leave the house to run in the interest of sleep but it doesn't really work as planned:

  • 6.00am – Morning wake up call from Georgia the cat. She chases butterflies on the duvet cover for 5 minutes and runs off. Snooze.
  • 6.20am – Alarm sounds. Cat comes flying in and once again attempts to protect us from the evil duvet bugs. Consider myself too tired to do anything hasty and think about time required post run to leave. Reset alarm for 7.
  • 7.00am – Alarm sounds, wake up, dress and persuade fiancee to run. Wait for her to get ready, aware that she doesn't want to come.
  • 7.20am – Leave house to run 3 miles in 27:41. This means I have 30 mins for coffee, breakfast and a shower to be able to make the bus for 9am.
  • Hmm. Missed that bus.

I guess I'll just have to force myself to get up at 6.20 regardless and stop playing those silly whatif I didn't get on the internet while my coffee brews games. Sad isn't it!