Running with Lady Emily at Le Morne, Mauritius

Week of December 26th: Go to Sleep

PHOTO: Running with Lady Emily in Le Morne, Mauritius

This week I’m continuing light, consistent training during our last week of holiday as well as working on developing a better set of daily middle-age-man habits.  I need to figure out which ones are serving me well, what new practices should I adopt, and the hardest part–dropping the habits that aren’t supporting Project 2017.

Habit Change 1–Get to sleep faster
I’ll rate my sleep as a 7 out of 10, which isn’t bad, but I know if I can improve it, my athletic life and health will drastically improve from say a 4 out of 10…a little pull of the lever in one area should reap big benefits in others.

I’ve got one big thing to fix–the ability to get to sleep at a decent time.  I get enough sleep, and usually good quality sleep, however not being able to enter dreamland at a decent hour means that morning workouts aren’t happening.

Here’s the breakdown on what I think I need to do to get on the fast track to unconsciousness:

Plan to get to sleep faster

I’ll try this out for a couple weeks, report back, and adjust.  In the meantime, here’s a NSFW parody reminder from Adam Mansbach, read by Samuel L Jackson: