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"Goodbye, Jean-Luc, I'm gonna miss you. You had such potential. But then again, all good things must come to an end."
- Q, Star Trek: TNG

We shall redouble our efforts...

by Ken Newquist / January 11, 2010

It's January. I'm tired, sore, and feeling like I need to pack 36 hours worth of work into every 24 hour day. Yeah, it's time to go back to the gym.

This may seem counter-intuitive -- why go to the gm when every cell in your body is screaming you don't have time? -- but in my experience, that's when it's most essential. The reason why is simple: perspective. Exercising for 30-60 minutes causes you to downshift and all but forces you to think about something else.

Moreover, exercise helps loosen you up (at least once you get past the initial soreness of "the return") and burns calories, all of which helps you sleep better. Which helps alleviate stress. Which makes it feel like you have 28 hours worth of work to do in 24.

Hey, I never said it would solve all your problems.

For my part, I'm going to be returning to my standard exercise routine of gym-pool-gym, which mixes things up nicely and gives me a chance to finish my master plan of re-watching Alias Seasons 1 and 2.

Now where did I leave my sneakers?