So I’m supposed to manage that schedule, how?
Oh joy. On Wednesday, as is routine, I got my schedule for two weeks ahead at the Major Home Improvement Retailer, meaning for the week starting Monday, April 6. Now keep in mind that’s the week I will be back at my regular job following a week off. I will be getting 29.5 hours at the MHIR that week, which when combined with the 28 hours of my regular job will make for an excruciating 57.5-hour workweek. Don’t get me wrong, that will mean some very decent money, but how I’m going to last through such endless hours is another matter entirely. Another thing that puzzles me is why I’m getting so many hours at the MHIR. We’re getting into the busy season in the garden department, but there also are several new people. Indeed, when I worked 7:30 to 11 on Wednesday evening, there were two other people in the department and really not much to do.
As for my regular job, Wednesday and Thursday were easy days to close out what was an easy cycle. It look as if the next cycle, to begin after the week off, will also be fairly easy, though I can’t say for sure because some of my worksites may be different. In theory that shouldn’t matter, but in practice there’s a getting-used-to factor that has to be taken into account. One thing I do know for sure is that the cycle after that one is likely to be quite tough.
I went to hot yoga on Thursday at 5:30 and had a good if not outstanding session. My endurance and flexibility are on a steady rise, but my balance wasn’t quite where I wanted it to be. Still, it was much better than it had been six months ago. I really like this new studio, it’s friendlier than the other one and the more structured Bikram practice is more to my liking.
Friday was my day off, and we had a most enjoyable lunch at Bahama Breeze. I’m not much of a midday drinker but my mojito really hit the spot. In the evening I went to the gym for bench pressing: 6 × 135, 6 × 165, 6 × 185, 4 × 205, 4 × 225, 3 × 235, 2 × 245, 8 × 185. It was the first time I’ve gone as high as 245 in a while. I had been tempted to go for a single at 255 but decided not this time. Next week, as I’ll be off from my regular job, I’ll have ample opportunities for the gym and yoga. The following week, with my very long hours, well that will take some planning.