Almost every day at lunch I walk with a co-worker (or two). These walks always lead to interesting conversations. Sometimes we talk about what we’re working on, and sometimes it’s about life in general. Recently the discussion has been about health and motivation.
We were discussing goals, and about how I wanted to get into better shape this year, but I don’t quite have the spark to get things going. Today my friend suggested I need something specific to work toward, like a race.
I realized he was right, and we decided on a run. On April 1, I will participate in a 5k. Training officially starts now.
My friend and I are taking two different approaches to training, which I’ll write more about later (once I solidify exactly how I’ll be training). But the main thing is this: I have a very specific end date when my training needs to be completed, and I need to get started yesterday.
I’m very excited by this. Given the name of the race, you could say I’m very eggcited. I couldn’t resist the pun.
Let the training begin!
Today I received a text from my wife that read “I need to talk to you. I don’t know how to handle something that just happened.”
“Oh dear,” I thought. “This can’t be good.”
I went to a quiet place to call and was told the news. One of my daughters (those who know my family can probably guess which one) received some Valentine’s Day candy from her grandparents, and had eaten all of her stash. Still craving chocolate, she went into the kitchen and got a handful of chocolate chips to enjoy. She was stopped by her mother, who told her that no, she couldn’t have those chips because she had eaten all her candy.
Without missing a beat, dear daughter licked her other hand and placed the chocolate chips into her saliva-coated palm, all while staring at my wife with a look of “Oh yeah, what are you going to do about it?”
She didn’t get to finish those chocolate chips, and she received some other punishment as well for her defiance. But I have to admit when I heard this story, I laughed hysterically and uncontrollably. My gut reaction? I was impressed with her audacity.
Man, that was pretty rock and roll.
Not that I encourage such types of behavior, of course.
January has turned out to be a nice productive month for me. It was so good, I’m excited to see what happens as the year progresses.
Apple activity rings
Overall, an excellent month even if most of the activity came toward the latter half of it. Now to see what can happen in February!