Monday, November 5, 2007

Solar Powered Man

Do you ever wonder powers us? I am not just talking glycogen and fat. I am talking about what makes feel good when we get out of bed in the morning, motivated to meet the new day, and contribute to the betterment of man (or at least our wallet). I can’t speak for each one of you, but I have learned over the years that I am solar powered. I need sunlight to make me happy. It took me many years to figure this out and it still catches me by surprise.

The last couple of weeks I have been feeling rather blah. Its not that I am sick, but I just have not very motivated to do much of anything. I haven’t wanted to go to work, I haven’t wanted to workout (even though I feel so much better when I do), and all I have wanted to do is sleep. I mean sleep like 9-10 hours. I may go to bed early, but I usually get up between 0430 and 0450.

I had Army Reserve Duty this weekend and I fell like crap on Saturday (I went to be about 2030 on Friday night) and I was not looking forward to getting up early for the change of command. I went to bed early AND gained an hour of sleep on Saturday. I woke up before my alarm, had some breakfast, showered and hit the road. I could see the sun starting to peak over the horizon and it just made me feel so much better. I felt so much better all day on Sunday. This morning I woke up prior to my alarm and I just felt energized—even though I did not have a day off this weekend.

I usually suffer from this melancholy in the spring when we are just waiting for the warmth and longer days. I guess this year it just hit me earlier. Well, it appears to be over and it is time to get moving again. I guess I really am solar powered.


Rainmaker said...

Sounds like the perfect excuse to move to Florida, or Arizona - great places to train for triathlons.

Just don't move to Seattle, you'll only see sun there in August (from someone who lived in Seattle for 22 years).

DC Tri Club said...

Seasonal Affect Disorder

I used to tan in college for just this reason.

Jenn said...

the change to daylight savings time has really affected me because my "morning" is the afternoon before I go to work, and now that it's dark so early I feel like I'm missing my sun.

That was the nice thing about living in colorado ... sunshine over 300 days of the year! There's not enough Prozac in the world to make me survive living in the pacific northwest