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Ready to fall back

We turn the clocks back at 2 a.m. tonight.

This is good on many levels for me.

The class I teach at the local community college begins at 8 a.m. That means I have to be out the door by 7 a.m. to get there early enough to open the door and get the projector going. I’m usually sitting behind my teaching podium by 7:45. My students start showing up shortly after.

The last two weeks my drive has been ridiculous. I leave home when it’s dark. I come home when it’s dark.

It’s no wonder I have been so tired lately. I seem to basically be working all day.

At least now I leave when it’s light out again.

Technically I do work all day, at least from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. most days. Some days I get off at 7 p.m. I come back to Tracy and swim on those days.

Other days I get home at 8:30 p.m. and go right to the treadmill. Sometimes I don’t even eat.

Friday marked the beginning of fewer Friday late shifts for me. The regular high school football season is over. That also means I say goodbye to my mid-day runs. I ran eight miles in between jobs yesterday.

And when I hopped off the treadmill, I found these in my mailbox:

Score! I’ve been a Runner’s World subscriber for about six months now. I recently picked up a subscription to Running Times. They sent me both the October and the December issue as a new subscriber.

Can I say I’m loving both? I am.

Tonight 7 p.m. seems much later than usual. Tomorrow it will be 6 p.m.

I’m anticipating a long run tomorrow. (At least 10, maybe I’ll get higher, that would be nice.)

So I’m staying at home. It’s raining outside. And I’m ready to fall back right about now.

At least I get an extra hour of sleep tonight.

Oh, and we finally lit a fire in our fireplace.

We’ve lived here for more than a year. It’s about time.

A cozy fire and a running magazine? My idea of a good Saturday night.

Don’t forget to set those clocks back.



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