장단점 있다 (cut both ways)

버릇대로 새벽운동 골수분자들은 새벽 3시 반에 잠자리에서 일어난다 (out of habit) (die-hard early birds); 장단점 있다 (cut both ways); 늦잠자다 (sleep in); 남이 미처 못한 것 하다 (pick up the slack); ~하기전 시간에/기간에 (in the run-up to + 명사)

A habit cuts both ways. At YMCA, die-hard early birds, including me, have an apparently problem-like issue in common: they cannot sleep in even weekends.Regardless of how late they went to bed, they get up out of habit somewhere between 3:30 A.M. and 4:00 A.M. For me, it’s such a cherished habit as benefits both my family and me. In the run-up to my exercise at every dawn, I am able to pick up the slack by having rice boiled, making cups of juice and washing fruits; and I jot down the oozing ideas and/or useful expressions that would help me with writing or help me navigate my life. Continue reading