Before we had Max, I had a hard time keeping up with my weekly reading, I’ll admit that a lot of it comes down to me spending too much time reading RSS feeds; now that he’s around its become even harder. Â Sitting in front of me I have 3 weeks worth of weekly magazines, the Sunday paper, book review and magazine and the new issue of Gamepro and then there’s the books. Â Oh the books.
Books, at this point, are an afterthought. Â With so much media in my life and the amount of time I spend at the gym or running, I just have a really hard time keeping up with reading. Â Its almost like if an activity I’m pursuing can’t be accompanied by some other activity, I can’t spend my time with it. Â I can listen to music, but even then it can’t be something new or something with vocals. Â The most reading I get done these days is audiobooks while I’m running or exercising.
So what is the solution? Â At this point I feel like there is very little I can drop out of my life. Â The past week I’ve had a little extra downtime due to the bad weather- bussing to work instead of biking. Â The 45 minute, 4 mile commute, insane though it is, is almost a relief but then I miss the fun of riding my bike to and from work. Â Lots of tradeoffs these days, but you gotta keep on moving.