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Adjusting Priorities

posted Apr 3, 2017, 9:53 AM by Sound Training   [ updated Apr 3, 2017, 9:59 AM ]
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This past weekend, I barely got anything completed that I had originally put on my weekend todo list.

Luckily I was able to get in our group workout on Saturday - a practice duathlon (run, bike, run) - here at the studio.

We originally expected it to be raining, but Spring is in the air, and surprisingly, the sun was out!

Instead of being "trapped" inside and working on training plans, building out a new tiered workout programs, and getting organized to file our taxes, I spent the afternoon outside - mowing the lawn, rebuilding part of our walk way, and cleaning up branches from trees we cut down after moving into the house last year.

Sure, it was all stuff that has to get done eventually, but a sunny opportunity arose and made for a great chance to work on those outdoor tasks.

On Sunday, Jennifer had her bridal shower (which turned out fabulous, and Thank You to those who were able to join in the celebration!) and she was surprised by her oldest sister, who flew in from New York to join the festivities!

Instead of getting in our long run on Sunday, we went out to eat with the family, and I'm pretty sure we all ate far more than we intended :-) Yum!

Needless to say, there was no progress made on taxes, no training plans updated, and we have to adjust our training schedule to account for the missed long run.

Even though we have our training goals in preparation for our primary races later this year, sometimes priorities need to be adjusted.

Family time, work projects, home projects, training, friends, pets, personal time / relaxing, sleep, food prep.... WOW there's a lot to juggle!

It can be hard as a type-A personality to put our own goals and todo list aside, and allow our priorities to shift to accommodate for the unexpected. As much as we'd like to, we CAN'T control everything.

So, instead of lamenting the facts that I'm going to be much busier this week to play catch-up, that I went to bed 3 lbs heavier than I was the previous two nights (yes, I weigh myself often), that I missed my long run, and didn't sleep well last night so already downed one coffee and am considering to make another - I'm going shift my mindset and focus on the positives - it was actually a great weekend! I got some reading in for pleasure (I don't even remember when I read my last book), I got to work out in the yard and do some landscaping, and we spent time with family members who we don't get see often.

It may not have been the weekend I had planned and my todo list my be growing longer instead of shorter, but it was a great weekend!

Now let's see...
  • Blog Post Done!
  • Team Accountability Post
  • New Project Meeting
  • Work Group Meeting
  • Home Related Phone Calls
  • Wedding Phone Calls
  • Team Phone Calls
  • Build Out Training Plans
  • Run
  • Group Workout
  • Make Dinner
  • Work on Taxes
  • ....

Woah .... time to get to work!