This morning, for the first time in quite possibly months, I actually woke up to my alarm going off at 4:30. This isn’t to say that I don’t sleep in by a half hour or so on the weekends, I do from time to time even if the occasion is rare. That said, during the week I’m always up before the alarm.
There are a few simple reasons for this. First, my wife and I fell asleep watching a movie – a movie that she chose specifically so that we wouldn’t bother staying awake to watch (yet again – I don’t think I made it five minutes into the movie). Second, I was tired – even my wife remarked on how wiped out I looked at the girl’s swimming class last night (I’d been awake for 18 hours at that point). Third, I had an awesome spin workout yesterday – I took the weekend off because this was a bowling weekend and I wanted to see how I did well rested – for the last couple of months I’ve been bowling after having run 10-13 miles and my average was suffering for it (I’m normally around a 175 average and I’m down to 168). Sure enough, I averaged a 192 over the three games Sunday night. Finally, all of that hard work – waking up at a ridiculous hour (between 2 and 3:30 am), getting to the office early and putting in long days has paid off. I have more work lined up for the next three months than I did all of last year – and while there will be a lot of hard work left to make all of this work make money, actually having work makes a whole host of problems go away – and I’ve got an interview for another huge job tomorrow. So huge in fact, if I land this one too, this will be my highest volume year ever – and we haven’t even hit March yet. Put simply, the cash for vacation this year shouldn’t be a problem – though finding the time to take the vacation could get interesting.
So, this morning I awoke to my blaring alarm, thinking “what the hell is that“. I can’t believe how absolutely recharged I feel this morning. Amazing what a perfect night of sleep will do!