Archives for: April 2005, 25
I planned my food and snacks pretty well for my two long deadline days, but with 12 and 16-hour days it's hard to plan for exercise. Friday I did quite a bit of walking around campus, but Saturday I sat at the computer most of the day. Sunday I went for a short walk with my husband. Today I knew I had to get some real exercise, but I seemed to be moving from one meeting to another without any time of my own.
When we got home from school, I did yard work. It was such a clear, cool spring day that weed eating was almost fun. Yet I hadn't worked hard enough to be tired. A student had given me two rolls of film from a weekend tennis tournament to process for the sports section. I jumped on my bike and went to drop off the film.
I probably rode a little more than three miles altogether. Now my heart was really pumping and my muscles were really working. I felt so much better. The sun had gone down by the time I got home. The streets were quiet except for a few nighttime walkers. It was very peaceful. The combination of being physically tired, yet in such pleasant surroundings was just what I needed.
If I could just get the last load of laundry hung up and the dishes done in time to get 7 hours of sleep, I truly would be rejuvenated.