Monday, November 12, 2007

An Attempt at Autonomy

Out of a value for discipline in lifestyle and efficiency in advancing toward goals, I have decided to regiment my week. For this week, I am going to wake up at 6am and pray until 6:30am. Then I will eat breakfast and enter into my "brick". This consists of two hour workouts on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. But on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday it will consist of reading and writing for two hours. After my brick I will get reoriented and read the sections of the Bible assigned by the "Read the Bible in a Year" program. This reading should be finished by 9:30am. After this point I will work until lunch at noon, during which time I may use the internet for personal tasks, such as reading and writing blogs, and participating in online social networks. At 1pm I will continue working until 6pm or 7pm, depending on my evening plans. There are details and various moving parts I will leave unexplained. Next week will be different.

This morning I got up at 6am, with the hope of cycling the entire circumference of Hayden Lake. I did, but it was much farther and colder than I thought. 36 miles. Up and down significant hills (I can tell you from experience that this is a more challenging course than the Coeur d'Alene Triathlon bike course). Below 4o degrees Fahrenheit. And it rained on the tail end of my trek (I am lucky it didn't snow).

I saw a good number of horses, but no deer. However on a former bike ride through the hills by Coeur d'Alene Lake, I saw three distinct wild deer.

I finished at 10am (I started at 7am, as planned), and I was hungry enough to eat a second breakfast ("I am a Hobbit in all but size"), and that's why I am taking a late lunch and posting this after 1pm.

Fascinating, I know.


  1. it just struck me how utterly different our lives have become.

  2. three distinct wild deer, huh?

    how about three deer? would that do the trick? ohhhhh, you were clarifying that it wasn't one of those domesticated siamese-twin deers. i get it now.

  3. those deer are freaky! I would have been concerned...


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