Temperature: -18.2 degrees Celsius
Feels Like: -26 degrees Celsius
Wind: SSW 12 km/hr
I’ll own up to it right up front. I’m behind even further. This is definitely becoming much more of a full-time office worker’s plight than anything else. I will use tonight as an example:
At 5 pm I get off work.
At 5:15 pm I arrive at home.
From 5:15 to 5:45 pm I am lunatic-cleaning the apartment.
At 5:48 pm people stop by to discuss a project we are working on (hence the lunatic cleaning.)
At 6:15 pm they leave and my dinner companion arrives home from work.
From 6:15 to 6:45 pm we discuss our day and the project as well as try to form a plan for tonight’s dinner, errands and the challenge.
From 6:45 to 7:05 pm I wait while my dinner/errand companion takes forever to put on boots and a jacket.
Finally, at 7:10 pm we bust open those doors and step into the crisp night air.
From 7:10 to 7:28 pm we meander our way to the grocery store for our errand. I take a long route trying to add on time, but in the end it’s extremely short.
7:28 to 7:36 pm we are inside the grocery store buying supplies to last us another day.
7:36 to 7:53 pm we walk back to the apartment.
7:53 to 8:00 pm we prepare for dinner.
8:00 to 8:30 pm we dine.
Now, at 8:30 pm most of my tasks are done for the day; however, I still need to shower. The darkness outside also doesn’t really help, especially knowing I would be on my own. So, you see, it only takes a couple of errands or tasks and my entire evening is taken up without getting much outdoor time. Some of my past challenges, though hard, were easier in the sense that I didn’t necessarily have to create time. For the food challenges, I was already going to be eating. I have also been refraining from counting the time I spend outside walking to and from work. It’s about 8 minutes each way and I make the trek 4 times a day for about 32 minutes per day. However, it feels like nickel and dime timing so I don’t count them. That may change though as 32 minutes is not insignificant.
I do have to say that by falling behind and getting into somewhat of a predicament that is going to be hard to get out of, I’m excited. I really do love a challenge. And this one just got harder.
Time: 7:10 pm – 7:28 pm and 7:36 pm – 7:53 pm
Today’s Minutes: 35
Total Challenge Minutes: 369/3720
Ahead/Behind: -111 minutes (nearly 2 hours)