These are my mental ramblings so please stop reading if you’re expecting to learn something useful. The last few months of training led to a great race for me at CIM, but I know I’ve let other areas of my life suffer as a result.
Ruth had a great post on over-living, Ricardo rightly accused me of over-living when I was training with him and Carmen. At a simple level I can break life into Running, Work, Personal/Relationships. If I look back I’d say I tend to let Work and Running take over. Part of it is that running and work are easier to manage, more systematic and formulaic. That doesn’t mean I always make my time or project goals.
So what’s next for me?
- I am going to train harder for Boston with Team Rogue. I love the people in the team and enjoy their company.
- I’m going to be better at managing my work load, focusing more on the important things and not getting bogged down in lots of the details.
- I agreed to be board president of the non-profit I volunteer with for another year. I’m excited about some things we’re doing and need to help grow the board and organization.
- So I haven’t given anything up and am doing more? So this is now the personal side. I’ve had a few interesting conversations with friends lately about doing friendships justice. I won’t explain all the reasoning here but I’m going to spend my time trying to grow and maintain my long term relationships, spend less effort on acquaintances, and spend more effort on new friendships I’d like to see as lasting ones. This one is where I’ll be making some tough decisions. This doesn’t mean I’m going turn into a hermit but I will actively focus on some friendships/relationships over others and cut bait on (more like not “make active effort”) on others.
The first three are simple. The last one requires some tough decisions that I’ve already started to make … not easy but it’s what I need for me.
Current Wins: Decisions
Current Losses: Decisions