I thought I'd post an update on the early rising thing. My alarm is now set for 5:15 AM, and I'm out of bed before 5:25 AM. Not too bad. I'm finding that about 2:00 PM I get this massive wave of exhaustion come over me. Total wipeout. If I sit for any reason, chances are I'll be out. The good news is that I'm out for about 15 to 30 minutes and then I wake up refreshed. By 10:00 PM, I am really wasted.
For the last two days, I've 'pushed' through the feeling, and gotten a second wind. I do some yard work or house cleaning. As long as I'm not sitting, I can make it. Today, for the first time since I pushed the clock to before 6:00 AM, I actually feel like I have some energy left this evening. We'll see how it lasts.
On weekends, I sleep-in. On Saturdays usually to 8:30 AM, and then I lie in bed and work or read. Sunday is my turn to get up with the boys, so it's usually 7:00 AM. I'm considering moving my weekend wake ups earlier as well, just to keep the pattern going. Well see.
On Tuesday or Wednesday next week, I'll move the alarm to 5:00 AM. That's pretty much where I want to be at this point, so it'll stay there for awhile.
My brother and his wife are blogging about their extended vacation. They didn't blog while traveling all over Asia, but they are blogging about their stay in the Rockies. Check out my Blogroll in the right hand column for a link to the site.