Is it just me, or is this January the longest month ever? It feels like it’s been going on forever, and there’s still over a week left! If it were possible to have a double Blue Moon, this is the month in which it would fall*.
Part of the reason has to be that it’s a genuinely long month, excruciatingly extended by the way the calendar has fallen… New Year seems like a lifetime ago. There was almost a full week before we returned to the routine. Then there were four full working weeks. It feels like we’ve had five Fridays already… and two still to go!
I think part of the reason is that I’ve got lots to look forward to. Unfortunately none of it is scheduled to happen this month. Patience isn’t my best quality. At times I feel like a schoolboy again. I’m excited!
Incidentally. most of the excitement is dull, grown-up stuff. I’ll keep you informed of the interesting and / or childish activities! Many of the things I’m looking forward to may be an anti-climax or a downright disappointment – you’ll probably hear about them too!
Perhaps the exercise and healthy living are contributing. Maybe it’s the endorphins kicking in. Is it possible to wind back the body clock? Perhaps a little?
Anyway, I won’t wish my time away. There are still 8 sleeps till February (For me that means, 5 rides, 3 swims and who knows what opportunities). Let’s make the most of them!
* I am not referring to two take outs from our favourite Indian Restaurant. Most are double Blue Moon months by that measure. For the record, I continue to be good though (Mixed Tandoori, Boiled Rice, Lentils and Spinach).
Hi Paul, I am in a similar position, 38..2 daughters and suffered 3 heart attacks on 29th June 2012 (I was still 36). I know the feeling. Finishing my first cycling challenge London – Brussels – Paris, was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. This year I’m doing another one of 1001km in 7 days. Keep it up buddy and the best of luck!
Thanks! I was just reading your Blog (http://eltonalive.wordpress.com) – it sounds like you’ve been doing some really good work! I’m primarily focused on getting fit and strong myself at the moment, but it’s nice to be able to give a little back and raise some awareness along the way!