“As you get older, you learn to balance your energy and efforts. Add a family to the mix, and time efficiency is key. Today, I start my fitness goal for 2011, running 42 km at age 42: 10k in early May, 5k late May, 6k late June, and 21k early September. Plus golf, plus family vacation, plus work, plus friends, plus spouse, plus etc. So, how can I get away with this during a normal week? Well…I don’t!…easily.
But really, I must squeeze in any hour possible for myself, most likely early, early morning or late, late night to be able to afford the time. I have heard from others that training for a marathon is taxing both on yourself, both physically and mentally, but also on your family. The hours and hours spent focusing on a single goal can often jeopardize the needs of the many – my wife and kids. Luckily, I have a great family who has joined this amateur on his quest. Unlike one pro, who has had his tiger tail pulled in another direction, scheduling both life and career has become the biggest challenge of them all. Fortunately for me, “love (of golf) will keep us together!”
Though, I can hardly wait for my 43rd.”
Well, presently I’m caught between a rock and a hard place…42 and 44. The running program, the golf, and all the other excuses are on hold. Getting older is rougher than I thought, but now’s the time to re-think, re-new…re-do!