Monday, March 29

Benjamin Franklin would not approve of what working in the insurance industry is doing to me.  One of Ben’s more famous sayings, of course, is “Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.”  Back in my prior job I’d have to get up by 6:15 each morning to get the train.  It’s already becoming apparent, however, that the insurance industry works on a much later time schedule, without much of anything happening before ten in the morning.  As a result I’ve been keeping much later hours than had been the case, usually up until at least one in the morning.  Sorry, Ben.

Speaking of late hours, I didn’t have to go into work until about three in the afternoon, which enabled me to avoid most of the traffic.  I was concerned that the heavy rains would slow things down, but that didn’t seem to be the case at all.  While I had been planning on leaving work around seven, as a result of some schedule changes I actually left around 5:30, in other words right in the heart of rush hour.  Combined with the rain, this translated into an excruciatingly long trip home, well over an hour to cover 25 miles.  There were a few dead stops on the Expressway, mostly of short duration, with most of the delay resulting from a steady but very very slow flow of traffic.  I don’t think I ever got above 35 mph the whole way.

Gym: it’s down to the last week before the 5K, and I’ve decided to skip weights for this week and just concentrate on treadmill work.  Tonight I got my 35 minutes of running, although I took about a 2-minute walking break after 24 minutes.  Most of the distance was at 5.3 mph, with a gradual decrease to 5.0 mph near the end, and this translated into just about the 5K distance that the race will be.

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