one man’s jet lag is another (wo)man’s treasure

Thank God for jet lag! Brad and I have been up with the sun and clocking 3 miles before the work day begins for the past two days in a row. That may not sound like much of an accomplishment, but it’s HUGE for us. It feels amazing! I know that I have mentioned ad infinitum how much I struggle with waking up early to work out so I will not mention it again (but I do really really really struggle with getting up early to work out). I would like to reiterate, however, that I blame Brad C. Light. (Sorry honey). He is more of a night owl while I am a morning lark, forced by circumstances to stay up when all the other little birdies have gone to sleep.

I get off work. I usually dash to an AMC meeting or rehearsal of some sort. I make it home between 9:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. I cross paths with the person I happen to be living with in the brief moments before bedtime. Of course I draw the moments out. Of course we stay up late. I’ll admit that I’d rather turn in at 11:00, but when Brad asks if I want to watch just one more episode of The X-Files, well what’s a girl to do? Soon enough, it’s 1:30 a.m. and we finally crawl into bed. I simply cannot get up at 7:00 am to run. I can barely wake up at 9:00 a.m. to make it to work. Until…

Viva la France! Since Brad returned stateside on Monday, he is asleep by 11:00, up at 6:00. Amazing! My perfect sleep schedule. He wakes me up at 7:00 a.m. to a hot steaming brew of espresso, we chat for awhile, watch the news, and make it out the door, fully awake, by 8:15 for a 3 mile run. This is exactly what we need to get back on track to Tahiti. Thank you French Riviera. We’ll send you a postcard from French Polynesia.

Greetings from Tahiti!!

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3 thoughts on “one man’s jet lag is another (wo)man’s treasure

  1. As much as that early schedule sounds like a nightmare to me, I am truly jealous. One of these days we will figure out how to change our schedules so we get enough rest AND wake up early.

  2. It is so hard. It took Brad traveling 9,000 miles to FORCE us to go to bed early. I mean, that’s just kind of sad. It’s great now, but maintaining this schedule will be difficult, knowing us. *Fingers crossed*

  3. So much pressure to get up is on me now….. I just about to give you an espresso this early morning after this post you made. I hope it works. It is Saturday morning after all.

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