Putting In The Work
Okay, I’ve spent a lot of time in the pool over the last three years and the bottom line is that I haven’t made the progress that I should. I am easily defeated and when I don’t see fast progress I ignore the fact that I haven’t put in the work to get better. We have indicated to our Coach Mike Garrett that we want to improve, maybe compete and for sure improve our open water times for triathlons. Speaking for myself, I have been mostly playing. By now a mile should be a routine. I am gasping for air after 100 yds. Plain and simple I haven’t done the work. So here is my 2015 pledge, no more whining just doing. I started today. Let’s see what I can do.
What Does It Take To Appreciate the Nice Days?
Today was a beautiful clear day in New Jersey. The humidity was low, the sky was clear and there was a pleasant breeze. Everyone I met today commented on how nice the day was. This evening I stopped to consider how really nice the day was and I wondered if I had truly expressed my gratitude at such a lovely day. For many people it was just another busy work day. If they didn’t get out at lunchtime they may have only caught a bit of it going to and coming from work. Busy working people may not have really had a chance to consider how nice it was. For the under and unemployed it may have just been another day that didn’t see end meet. My pastor often says that we can only appreciate the nice days because we have experienced the bad ones. While you may not see celebrating the cloudy, stormy days they are necessary. Believe me they make the nice days so much sweeter.
It’s Sunday and for years I allowed myself to spoil Sunday by spending more than have of it dreading Monday. Well that’s in the past for me and now when I have to leave the house on Monday morning, it’s to do something I like. My current thinking is that even if you don’t like what you do on Monday, don’t spoil your Sunday. If you are fortunate enough not to have to work on Sunday then I suggest that you use in a way that you love. If you attend Church go, if it’s your fishing day, fish. One thing is for sure, whether you enjoy it Monday will follow. Most of us will survive it, like it or not. So don’t sweat the small stuff. Happy Sunday.