Well, I've been culling my thoughts on this book, Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity - I'll have a snap shot of it some time next week.. It's very applicable to endurance athletes.
On that note, I did not get much done today. I did manage a workout though.
Socializing takes a toll on me, it's pretty impactful on my time.
Currently, just taking of stock of progress today, in my second/third full week of early winter base building I'm dropping weight, but feeling plenty healthy. With the exception of today, very tired.
Anyhow, one hurdle to Getting things Done I think, are "treats"- ice cream, carbs, alcohol and the like- all of these have a real tangible negative impact on us. I realize that's a pretty obvious observation, yet, when we celebrate and socialize we consciously pollute the engine.
Yeah, I wouldn't put cheap gas in my old car, but I'm just fine with limiting my ability to absorb work via over indulgence.
While I'm not one for resolutions, I have made strides here in the context of athletics. It may seem pretty boring to focus continously on the end results of our efforts by examining process, but until we can do that consistently, then we'll sell ourselves short of acheiving our goals.
"Treats" are static, white-noise that mire the path to the acheivments. Sure, we need to enjoy ourselves, but not at the expense of results.
Anyhow, some folks have asked very specifically what I'm aiming to acheive..
I'm putting it out there.
Swim = 1 hour-ish
Bike = 5.15-5.30
Run = 3.15 - 30
That nets around 9.30 to 10hrs; puts in me a position to potentially grab a Kona slot which I will gladly take.
I used to say, live everyday like you mean it. That's my mantra for the athletic context this year, and it is an exciting time.