[Note: inner slug is not nearly that cute. Plus, it can spell.]
One thing the week of Ornish quotes taught me was that I need to find a way to change my reaction to stress and frustration.
Once damn foot stops hurting, I want to go back to bike riding. (Yes, just as the winter is coming on: rain, darkness, all that good stuff.) The best part about commuting to work on a bicycle is that you can get all your rage, angst, aggression worked out of your body before you even get home. Then there's no urge to eat bad food, drink bad liquids, or grind your teeth.
The challenge here is that to commute by bicycle I am going to have to get up early and come into work early. So long as I can get on the road by 4:30, commuting by bike should be fine. What I really want to avoid is the 5 o'clock drivers, cause they're a cranky and inattentive bunch. (Even in the Portland suburbs, where bike riders are really not uncommon at all.)
To leave work by 4:30, I will need to get in to work early.
Goal for the week: To Get Up Early Every Morning and Get Out Of The House by... oh, let's say 7:30. To me, that's hella early, so it's a good challenge.
That's one thing I can start on now, even while damn foot is still cranky. It's a three-pronged approach:
Done. Well, except for shutting the computer down by 8. Need to work on that.
Exercise du jour: 30 minutes on the elliptical.