Monday, October 12, 2009
Satan, Thy Name Is Procrastination
Maybe it's the time of the year? Or maybe I have finally found the thing I excel in? Wasting time?
Saturday is "long run" day, but because I'm not running with any particular group (there's no more Trail Snails, sniff!), and no one is waiting for me, this is what happens:
7:00 a.m. Wake up, make breakfast. Get on computer. Read e-mails. Cruise the New York Times.
Look! It's only 7:30! I can get out to the trail by 8, home by 9:30, perfect. Whole day in front of me. I'll just quickly check out the comments on this Washington Post article...
...I can't believe people actually believe that the H1N1 vaccine is a mad pinko Communist gummint plot to take over the world!!! Must lower blood pressure. Let's check Google Reader.
Time: 8 a.m. No problem. I can get on the trail by 8:30, be home by 10. Whole day in front of me. Meanwhile, let's check out Crooks and Liars.
Maybe cruise over to Andrew Sullivan.
There's PLENTY of time to check Facebook.
Just, you know, to see if anyone posted anything interesting.
Wouldn't want to be left out.
WTF!?! How did it get to be 10 a.m.?!?!
And, etc. Like that.
Until it's noon. And then my day is messed up.
Even better is Sunday morning, when I actually DO have to be somewhere by 11ish, and the morning starts the exact same way, with GOBS of time to go for a nice long bike ride, right up until it's 10:30 and TOO LATE to go.
I'm a menace to myself.
Why do I do this?? I didn't used to be like this. Apparently, I cannot be left to my own devices.
Do you do this? How do you stop it?? Cuz it's starting to screw up my life!
In other news, I ran 7 miles on Saturday, which is the farthest I've run since last spring!
It's all coming together!