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September 26, 2013 / ljbradburn-Smith

In Training

Last month we went on our long-awaited holiday, to the land of the Alligators, but we nearly didn’t get there. For some unfathomable reason (almost like they didn’t trust us) Ben’s parents said they thought it would be best if they met us at our house and we would be ready to go at half 6, in convoy, to the airport. We had one job that morning….to get up. And I was sure that I could handle it (or at least that Ben could and he would wake me up being all organised as he is).

We made sure we went to bed quite early, the night before, and then woke up bright and early, the next morning, to the sound of Ben’s parents knocking on the door. It turns out Ben had sleepily registered that it was Saturday, when his alarm went off, but not that we were going on holiday and had switched it off. It could have been a disaster but we managed to get ready in 10 minutes flat (I even managed to have a quick shower and put deodorant on out of respect for my fellow aeroplane passengers). It was then that I realised that all my mornings of getting up 10 minutes before I have to leave for work were leading up to this very moment…..I wasn’t being lazy, I was in fact being extremely disciplined and was actually training for an event such as this one. I just hadn’t realised it until that point.

So next time I am running a bit late for work, I will explain to my boss that I was just adjusting my training schedule and seeing if I could cut down my time to 5 minutes rather than 10. I might even give him this to read. He’s sure to understand.



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  1. Sherri / Sep 26 2013 1:21 pm

    I’m sure your boss will be very understanding Lydia 😉 Glad you got to make your hols though, that would have been a disaster 🙂

    • ljbradburn / Sep 27 2013 12:43 pm

      yep, it very nearly was. I’m so glad they decided to meet us at our house! hehe, here’s hoping he will be 😉 x

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