Both Ends of the Candle


I am writing this from bed—a victim of the flu, even though I got a flu shot a couple weeks ago. Why is this happening? I hate to admit it, but I am not taking good enough care of myself.   As you may have heard, we transitioned ABMP’s information management system in mid-November. We are far from done with this massive project. Basic operations have returned to normal for our members, but when you change a system for the first time in 11 years (and a programmer for the first time in 16 years), it takes a bunch of work on the part of many talented, patient folks. So I have been working from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. many days this past month.   Add to that, I am training for the Boston Marathon, and this weekend I celebrated my birthday (like a good Irishman), ran 8 miles, and played a hockey game. And now—surprise—I’m sick.   I know I’m no spring chicken—but a habitual progression of too little sleep is the culprit. So once I lick this bug, my job #1 is to get 7–8 hours sleep a night. Otherwise, I just can’t keep pace.   Talk to you soon—I’m going to bed.   Road to Boston: Week 8 See above. Hopefully back training on the road by the weekend.     Prefer to receive more from Les in small doses? Follow him on Twitter — @abmp_les.