Monday, January 25, 2010

Morning Jog

Andrew here.

I was jogging this morning, which turned out very well. Usually I wake up at 5 in the morning to get ready and get to work by 6; this tended to kink my days off. Since I, being like many young adults, have a tendency to sleep in, I only occasionally got out of bed before 8:30. The part with the kinks involves my circadian rhythm, the roughly twenty four hour cycle of a human being.
One of my main zeitgebers (German for "time giver") is the sun, which I don't usually see until about 10 or 10:30, when I have my lunch at work. Being at work for five days out of the week, my days off seem wasted if I wake up after the sun; it just feels like I've slept through work all the way through lunch.
Jogging this morning helped alleviate this feeling. I woke up at 5 am as if I were going to work, and Matt and I went down to the park and warmed up. Matt jogged two laps to my half a lap jogged and half walked. Around Matt's third lap Amie and her grandmother came down. That lady can move. So, I jogged another lap and a half, and Amie, her grandmother, and I all hit the machines while Matt went home, something about gloves.
At 8:07 am pacific time, I still feel like it's 11-ish. I do feel like I've accomplished something, though.
Also, last night I picked up a 55 gallon plastic barrel!! I'm going to clean it out today to get it ready for Tuesday's predicted rain.

So, I leave you with a promise for more posts soon. I'm working a series on Water, the quality and safety of. It is long, so this may take some time. Until then, here's a song from Bedouin Soundclash. I find it relaxing to jog/workout to.

1 comment:

Starigazers said...

Cool, I gotta start doing some exercise myself. Keep up the good work. Ruben

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