Struggling to Adapt

This is my first week of the “new normal” now that Dogfight rehearsals are starting. During 9 to 5, I had rehearsals from 7 to 10 pm MWF, and 1-5 on Sundays. This meant that I had plenty of time to hit CrossFit MWF from 5-6, eat, clean up, and get to rehearsal. Now, I will have rehearsal from 6 to 9 pm MW and 1 to 5 Sundays. I will no longer be able to fit CF in between work and rehearsal on Mondays and Wednesdays, so my well-established schedule is out, and I’m not happy about it.

I like to have a couple of nights a week where I can either a) go straight home after work, or b) have time to do stuff with Ben and/or friends. Now that I can’t do CF Monday/Wednesday but still have rehearsal, I have to do CF Tuesday/Thursday/Friday. This means I will have ZERO nights per week where I don’t have scheduled activities. Granted, getting done at 6 pm isn’t that late, and leaves some free time, but CF leaves me sweaty and gross, so doing fun things afterward is a lot more challenging.

Also, I’m honestly not sure if I’m capable of going to CrossFit two days in a row. I haven’t done it before, and I’m still usually pretty sore the day after class. Weekends are out because I already drive to and from Burlington five times a week for work; I’m not adding in an extra commute.

I may try lunchtime classes, but because they’re an hour long, that doesn’t leave me any time for travel and/or cleaning up and changing before getting back to work. And the 6 am classes are out of the questions, because I’d have to get up at 5 am to drive into town. I’m toying with the idea of talking to my boss and seeing if I can either come in an hour late or leave an hour early on Mondays and Wednesdays and just skip a lunch break so I can fit class in more easily, but I don’t want to be a pain.

Yes, this is all first-world-problem-y, and yes, it’s a set of circumstances I CHOSE to put myself in, but, as Stewie Griffin says:

Are you adaptable, or are you married to your schedule like me?

9 thoughts on “Struggling to Adapt

  1. Amy says:

    I also hate change, so I definitely feel your pain!

    You could try morning CF on Thursday so you only have to get up early one day a week and then you have Thursday night free and more time to recover before Friday evening CF.

  2. txa1265 says:

    I think I made my degree of flexibility and propensity to change clear before 🙂

    But at the same time, for the year (2013) I was traveling to Kentucky basically all-week, every-week … I very quickly adapted to a ‘new normal’. With each job change Lisa has had over the last several years I have similarly adapted to her doing shift-work, weekends, and so on.

    Ultimately it seems as though if I can get in my morning run somewhere … I am pretty open to whatever 🙂 And since I can get by on ~4 hours sleep pretty easily, that gives me more flexibility.

    Good luck – it is NOT easy what you’re trying to do!

    • Rae says:

      Four hours of sleep?! That’s ridiculous! I envy you. I am so not naturally an early riser, but I’ve done it once or twice a week before. Maybe it’s time to take a page out of your book and go to the morning classes…

      • txa1265 says:

        4 hours IS ridiculous! I used to need much more, and occasionally still do (I blame the kids 🙂 ). But it is not easy to switch from non-morning person to morning person … I am an incredibly annoying morning person (ask Lisa, she is a ‘normal’ morning person!), but for others it is just too much too soon.

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