Tag Archives: morning

#948: Swim before work

There is a school of thought–I’m not sure I subscribe to it–that says exercising in the morning is a good practice. It sets a precedent for your day and inspires you to make better choices throughout it.

While I’m skeptical about all of that, I have often thought about how nice it would be to swim before work. Since it’s the only thing I’ve yet to discover that clears my head and calms me down, creating this effect in the morning, before work pressures have stressed me out or exhausted me, seems to make sense.

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Posted by on April 21, 2017 in Sports


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#633: Run before work

The concept of going for a run before work is appealing.  You get it over with first thing; you set yourself up for a healthy day; you don’t have to worry about being too tired or busy after work to do it.

The actual execution of that concept?

You wake up.  You lie in bed for a while, telling yourself you’re “stretching” while knowing full well you’re just stalling the getting out of bed part of the procedure.  You get out of bed.  You open your computer.  You check the weather.  You answer a few emails.  You check the weather again. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on June 13, 2014 in Health


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#384: Fall asleep on the subway

There’s a reason 28 year olds don’t stay out until 5am.

Just 6 hours earlier, I had been discussing this sad truth with a 26 year old, who said he has to pump himself up to stay out till 2.  His 22 year old girlfriend looked on in disbelief, probably thinking to herself, I’ll never get that old.

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Posted by on January 28, 2013 in NYC, People


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