Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Summer Chart redux

SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
SLEEP SLEEP SLEEP SLEEP SLEEP SLEEP SLEEP
morning morning morning morning morning morning morning
PLAY
practice
WORK
 
HOME
Cooking
WORK
 
HOME
Cleaning
WORK/
Bus Dev
 
HOME
Laundry
Grocery
HOME
Systems
 
WORK
 
PLAY+
 
WORK
 
PLAY+
 
WORK/
Bus Dev
 
PLAY^^
 
PASTIME
referee resume 8/4
PLAY^
volume
PLAY
practice
PASTIME++
 
PLAY^
scrimmage
PASTIME
 
PASTIME
 
evening evening evening evening evening evening evening
SLEEP SLEEP SLEEP SLEEP SLEEP SLEEP SLEEP

I love my summer schedule so much, I memorialized it in a chart. Even though it's going to change in two weeks when refs resume practice, and then only a month until home teams resume after Labor Day. Or whenever they do, I don't know for the first time in three years because I'm not head of trainers. Do you know, I became head of trainers because I wanted to plan my practice schedule and I had to know what was coming up. I am talking haaaaad to know, had to be in control. I am cool with not knowing now. I am cured.

By the way do you know what else I am cured of, wanting a dog. Taking care of two dogs for a weekend cured me.

If you want to compare this to the chart I started summer with, I'm going to talk myself through what got changed:

  • Ref practices were cancelled for July, so instead of a kind of grueling Sunday where I would leave the house at 11:30 for Third Coast practice then kill time between two and ref open skate at six, I go to Feed with Dawn after practice and then go home and sit on the couch with my schedule and budget, and then just chillax after dinner. I'm thinking about thinking about refs as pastime when they resume. I train them for sheer love and fun at this point, so really why not.
  • I made Tuesday morning my cooking beat, since my client moved to Saturday. This works sooo much better, I think I will not schedule daytime clients just yet. I need the time for me!
  • I already did Systems Sunday afternoon, so that frees up Tuesday afternoon for blogging. But. After an eight hour workday Monday followed by fourteen miles of biking and ninety minutes of training Monday night, Tuesday I am ...tired. And I usually have practice Tuesday night that I want to be up for. So half the time I get my cooking done and then I lay down to rest and, if I'm lucky, sleep.
  • Okay so, interval workouts are just not happening Friday nights. Ever, but especially not Fridays after I work. But what I can make happen whether I work or not is salmon and broccoli for dinner.
  • Anyway so I moved the interval workouts to Tuesday and Thursday, those are the pluses. They're short, so I can punch them out and then sit down to write for the rest of the afternoon. But. The Tuesday tired thing, and every other week I have mixed meat scrimmage (double plus) that I wasn't planning on. But is happening now, and scrimmage basically is an interval workout. So I only do the extra intervals as needed, or more to the point I don't do them as not needed. If I have a full week, I don't do them. If I'm light on practices because of how they're scheduled, I throw them in.
  • Kind of the same thing happens on Thursday as on Tuesday afternoon, especially weeks I have mixed meat scrimmage. Rest trumps blog, is the upshot. I'm cool with that. It is what it is.
  • I waffled a bit about maybe trying to work three days a week again, but had an epiphany that I should use my every other Fridays to do the play that is work that I always manage not to find time to do, viz., business development.
  • I can squeeze in laundry and grocery before my two clients (double carats) on Saturday, so all my housework is getting done. All I do for laundry is sort and all I do for grocery is make the list, the sweetie man does the rest at his convenience. Just so you're not thinking I'm getting all the laundry and groceries in before I train my clients like some annoying superwoman.

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