Resetting The Clock

I am not a morning person. I am not a night-owl either... but man, am I solid mid-day! Find me at noon and I am so ready for anything. I know it's common for triathletes to wake up at 5 a.m. or even earlier... but that's just not me and I don't see that happening unless something major changes in my life. I love to sleep!

Trouble is, I really wish I could get up early and do a workout before work. I can do it every now and then, when I really have to, but just can't seem to get up early on a regular basis. It doesn't look like the school I work at is going to change their schedule anytime soon (the first bell goes at 7:55 a.m., meaning I'm there earlier than that), so I guess it's up to me to reset my own internal clock.

My plan is to sync my internal time change with the end of Daylight Saving Time. I love DST and am always a little bit sad to see it go, as I like having the light after work rather than the morning. When we change the clocks back, I am going to set my alarm for an hour earlier. Theoretically, my body won't even notice and voila - an extra hour in the morning to go for a run, a swim, or something.

I'm a tad worried that my love of sleep will win out, and I'll reclaim that hour by hitting snooze on mornings I don't feel like getting up. Hopefully I'll stick to it - I'll let you know how it goes!


  1. As long as we reset the to bed button as well it should work. Hey, we did it in Kona - up in the 5's everyday there. Funny thing is I was planning the same thing the other day, hope I make it more than 1 day:)