There's no greater commodity in my life right now than time. Between having two small kids and this job with its combination of deadlines and random fires, days speed by in a hurry. That's why finding time to fit new things in is often so tough - because something else has to give. Is it time with the family? Time spent getting that manuscript out or drafting yet another proposal? How about sleep? You don't need that as much as you think anyway.
But increasingly it has been obvious to me that I need to get some exercise. I've tried and failed to incorporate an exercise routine into my week at least a dozen times in the last two years, mostly because it gets sacrificed when something else comes up. I currently view it as a luxury, not part of my day, and I'm working to change that.
So what to do? I needed something that would be weather proof, because there is nothing worse than having progressed waylaid by a week of crappy weather. Running hasn't worked out for me for that very reason... And the fact that my knee sounds like a nutcracker. Instead, the plan is swimming. It hasn't been pretty, but I can be in the pool before 8am and head to my office afterwards. I don't get my early morning time to settle in and get myself sorted before everyone else shows up, but something has to give and it's not going to be time with my family.
We're going to see how this goes, but sitting all day behind my desk is not doing my ass any favors. I need a change and I need to get my fitness up. I'm hoping this makes it happen.