I knew it was coming, and wasn’t sure how I’d react to it. A disruption in routine was creeping up on me all month as I looked at the week of April 29th as a travel week, with all the hurdles that come with business travel, as I try to maintain a semblance of habit foundation. The biggest concern was waking up in a different hotel every morning this week, with no erg to welcome me back before I started my admittedly minuscule rowing workout.
Monday was no problem, I simply got up early and worked out at home before I started driving to my first appointment. Tuesday was the real test, and I literally got up, got dressed and walked around in circles for a few minutes figuring out what the hell I was going to do. But I got over it, walked as many steps as time would allow, walked up and down the stairs a few times and did the obligatory 10 burpees.
That mental barrier crossed, today was easier and I got up and got to it right away. Today should have been harder as I arrived at the hotel late last night and didn’t sleep particularly well, but habit trumped fatigue. As I was walking this morning, the phrase I kept repeating to myself was “earn your breakfast”. Not exactly “win one for the Gipper”, but it served me well nonetheless. Our days, and our lives, are a product of the stories we tell ourselves. I’m trying to tell myself a better story.