Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Prioritization



Oh Hi.  Remember me?  I am that guy who blogs boring hilarity using running as a means to and end for snark and wit.

I’ve only had a handful of blog posts in the last 2 or so weeks and even missed not one but TWO funny foto Fridays!!!  This is unprecedented people.  It really is.  It is interesting to me how, just like unhealthy habits, getting out of the blogging routine is EASY.  First it is “well, if I goto bed now, I’ll get 6 hours of sleep. I could blog...zzzzzz”  but then it becomes “well, Bill Cosby says cake is flour, milk, and eggs... basically breakfast so it can't be THAT bad for me”...

To be clear, I have guilt about not blogging.  The best kind of guilt.  The kind that you can’t really complain to anyone about because they’ll look at you funny and question how you are able to put your pants on without catching your junk in the zipper.   “Oh yes, please tell me about how you’re not able to share your ‘story’ with the internet world

So, over the last two weeks, I’ve had to do a bit of prioritizing.  It is interesting how, with very little time, the cream rises to the top. Now, before you jump down my throat about family, God, reruns of the Brady bunch, etc these are my running related priorities.  Everything else is firmly squared away right behind that episode where Greg Brady finds some pot.  Here is where things have seemed to shake out over the last few weeks:

  • Actually running
  • Coaching other people to run
  • Tweeting about pooping
  • Making money to be able to afford more delicious running shoes
  • Talking/blogging about running

So, essentially I’ve prioritized actually running above talking about running.  So, I’ve been running 55 miles or so a week for the last month.  Overall it’s been going really well and I’m hopeful for at least a minute off of my 10K PR on Thanksgiving.  I figure that I ran 6 miles in 6:30 pace yesterday, so I should be able to do at least 20 seconds a mile faster than that during a race!!

Is it just this time of year or is everyone eyeballs deep, using a snorkel to breath?

7 comments:

Flaming June said...

All I can say: Thank God he's not doing the back stroke!

Redhead Running said...

Blogging? Who does that?

I too, have fallen off the wagon. It's just a busy time of year!

Also, totally agree with June, THANK GOD!

Pam said...

How have I never seen the Greg/pot episode???

pensive pumpkin said...

I blog most when I have insomnia. Just got some Melatonin, so I might need to preschedule some posts.

Hope nonblogging is happy!!!

Sue's Ramblings said...

Up to my neck with work, work and more work! And rehab for a now-new-injury-while-the-hip-is-still-recovering. Down trodden luck. Hence almost zero blogging in past week.

Johann said...

When we 1st got TV here in SA (1974) the first ever show I saw was Brady Bunch. Your training is looking good. Happy Thanks Giving!

Kayla Moothart said...

I totally felt that like snorkel guy this week in school (I promised I was dressed while teaching my 1st/2nd graders) This weeks break is so needed. Good luck on your race!