I've really become addicted to the series Lost. Unfortunately (and fortunately), they've taken a mid-season break so instead of having something exciting to look forward to at 8pm on Wednesday nights, I have studying and projects that I should be doing, but find some other excuse for procrasting (like writing on this Blog site).
My whole Blog site was to have a place to write about my dumb training rides - the thoughts, the fears, the dogs and other animals I encountered, etc. Now that the Ironman is over I don't write. Now that the Ironman is over I'm lucky if I work out 4 out of the 7 days of the week. Talk about PMS, I've had post-ironman syndrome for months now. Nothing like coming off the high of your life, feeling like you've tackled the world, and then going back to graduate school to have a semester full of shoot downs and let downs. It's all been bogus I tell myself. The put downs and let downs of one class in particular. Rather than feeling as if I'm getting my money's worth of education I feel as if I'm getting my money's worth in testing me as to how much belittling I can take before I crack.
So, aside from that I find it VERY difficult to get myself out of bed at 4:50am. There is no thought that can fathom at that time of day that will get me up to exercise. I tell myself I'll do later on in the day. That's only to tell myself later on in the day that I don't have time to workout because I have so many other projects to do. I have become the typical couch potato excuse maker. OK, maybe I haven't quite gotten to that point yet, but if I keep this up it won't be long.
Only 4 more days of lectures left, 4 finals, and one miserable final lab practical until this semester is over. My end-of-semester resolution is that I'll give up all these bad habits I've acquired to cope this semester (fast-food, margaritas, not exercising like I should be) and get back to a healthy life-style of taking care of myself physically and mentally. My goal is to totally destress myself from December 14-January 8 and relearn the good habits it took me so long to gain.