Working while living–gotta get out more

It was a beautiful day in California today: mid 70s, sunny, the scent of honeysuckle in the yard. Of course, the irony is that I spent most of the day inside, working on projects.
Somehow, I am not doing a great job following through on the fantasy that being a consultant means hitting the gym at 6:30 am and then going for long walks at 5pm.
At one point today, I was at the campus of a big Internet company, meeting on behalf of a client. We held our meeting outside–right next to a bunch of ex-Netscapers–and I realized that most days I spend much of my morning talking to people in New York before it gets late there, then talking to people in California throughout the afternoon.
I usually get one good walk outside with the dog before I head back to work–and it’s all too easy to spend a big chunk of the evening online.
Gotta get outside more…Maybe getting up earlier is the answer.