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Work vs Play ~ work is winning...

Saturday, September 15, 2012

I'm sure there are thousands out there with this dilemma. I have a job that is "energy consuming" and easily turns into 11+ hours a day. And of course that's not even enough as I sit here on a Saturday morning realizing I MUST drag myself into the office just to "catch up". Looks like Sunday will be a work session as well.

It really bugs me that I establish training (workout) goals at the beginning of a month or week only to find myself trying to pull away from work to get it done. Sometimes the thrill of achieving my healthy goals ends up being depressing instead of positive when work drains my enthusiasm. I must constantly "struggle" with control over work instead of it controlling me, but that's not always easy. With that said ~ I WILL get my workouts in today and tomorrow because Saturday and Sunday SHOULD belong to me.

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TRI_BABE 9/17/2012 11:47PM

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Adventure 1: 5 km Treadmill Time Trial Run

Monday, January 02, 2012

Okay, so maybe this doesn't sound much like an adventure, but when it's 25 degrees outside with a windchill of 13, a treadmill adventure sounds pretty good. I'm currently trying to get into shape, so felt a 5 km time trial would give me a good baseline for where I am fitness wise. did a 26:14 (8:29 pace). I'm sure I won't be such a whimp all year. It would have been and much better blog entry if I had done this run outside with no shirt on. Oh well; it is what it is.


Hello ~ I'm "One More Mile"

Monday, January 02, 2012

"1 More Mile" ~ where will it take me?

My screen name suits my mission. I don’t use the term “adventure” loosely. I daydream about doing things that create a moment, a memory, or a story to share. The difference between me and countless others who daydream is an urgency, or obsession if you know me, to take those images in my mind and turn them into realities.

So I plan adventures and set out to do them. Some are accomplished in minutes, a day, a year, or maybe a lifetime. They are places to see, things to accomplish, a path to travel, or an experience that pushes one or more of my senses into overdrive. Everyday has an opportunity just waiting to be recognized and taken, yet many get filed somewhere as a missed opportunity. I hate missed opportunities. And of course there are those forces around me strategically placing obstacles in my path attempting to discourage or divert my attention. You know them well; work, laziness, finances, and events that can unfortunately be described as responsibilities. The only weapon I use to tame these forces is an attempt at a life balance and the strength to overcome those obsticles.

I want to go 1 More Mile "guilt free" and see how many of these adventures I can accomplish this year. Sharing them here will be part of the fun.

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DEBJAE 9/18/2012 9:47AM

    Awesome, love your outlook on life!

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PATTYB1956 1/2/2012 8:35AM

    Good luck with your new adventures! That is making the most of life planning new adventures for yourself. I might have to think about that! emoticon

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JERZRN 1/2/2012 7:49AM

Good luck,

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