to get friday off to travel is that I work overnight thursday. If I'm lucky, I get to sleep at the hospital and it's like a free day. If I'm not lucky, I'm up most of the night, and it takes a few days to get caught back up with sleep.
If I'm really unlucky, I'm up most of thursday, spend the day friday traveling across the country, and then stay up 'till 2am mountain time (4am EST) prepping bikes so we can get at least a half day riding in on Saturday.
OK, even my worst-case sleep deprivation scenario involves riding, so I got nothing to complain about. But man, was I dragging those first few days.