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. :)