Early morning priorities

I was going through my e-mails and feeds this morning when I came across this post from Dawn at Life on the Run. While reading it, what do you think was going on? Yup, I was doing just what she was talking about. I have seen this creeping up on me over the past week or two, but was just in denial.

Getting up in the morning and getting side tracked is such a problem I have. I used to check my personal e-mail and some blogs periodically throughout the day, but as one of my "New Tim Resolutions" I have decided it was too much of a distraction from work, so I have given it up to only one time a day during lunch. To help make this possible I started getting up earlier at 4:15 in the morning. I decided that if I got up at 4:15, this would give me 30 minutes before I needed to get ready to hit the road running, or to hit the road to the gym, both of which I start at 5:00. This worked great for me, but gave me one little problem. I would get going reading and responding to e-mail, and checking out blogs and next thing you know it was 5:00 and I was running 10 - 15 minutes behind.

So, here is my "New Tim Resolution" modification - I am going to include staying on task in the morning and getting out the door when I need to, and not getting side tracked.

I have gone and got my workout done (non-running day today) and am back to eat and finish getting ready for work..... now if I can just stay on task. :)


  1. Thanks for the visit Tim, I've been tying to kick the habbit for awhile now. If I could only follow your example I'll be in good shape.

    Have a great weekend

  2. you have to weigh that up against the motivation that keeping in touch with blogs and bloggers gives you though. I make it part of my long run/race routine in the early mornings to fill the time between having that big breakfast and going out.

    I've got my blog reading under control ... I can handle it ... sorry got to go ... got to refresh my RSS feed to see if any new blogs have come in in the last 10mins ... I can handle it :)

  3. I don't know that I am that great of an example :)

    I do need the community, it helps me so much to see where others are and to get the encouragement. I do need to put more time restraints on myself though so I can control it better.