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in: CleverSky; CleverSky > 2020-02-05

Feb 6, 2020 12:49 PM # 
PG:
It seems like you've been training a lot. I looked back, and it didn't take long to find this entry from January 2 -- "... decided that for the new year I want to try and have some kind of loggable exercise every day for as long as I can manage."

And a look at the year so far shows this.

I'm wondering what you're thinking/planning. Very impressive so far.

Or another version of a mid-life crisis? :-)
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Feb 6, 2020 2:49 PM # 
jjcote:
Well, mot exactly a mid-life crisis, just an effort to avoid slacking. I did pretty well in the Highlander last year, and after that (also after the Gunstock meet) I got busy with various things and was just a slug for a while. I'd like to do well at the Highlander again this year, and I've also got a plane ticket to Sweden for the O-Ringen. At age 59, I'm not in a position to do well at all, but I want to at least minimize the embarrassment. Sometimes when you have a lot of things that you want to get done, it seems like having some nonessential things organized can help to stave off a feeling of hopelessness. So if I can look at my log and think, "hey, I manage to get out and get a little exercise every day", then that makes me think I can manage to keep up with the laundry and dishes and cutting down on the clutter in my house. And it's not just training, I've also got a streak going of over six months of learning Swedish with a phone app, among other things.

The other part of this training that's maybe not as obvious is that I haven't repeated any routes so far. That encourages me to keep up the variety, which also helps psychologically.

The weather tomorrow is going to be grim, I think. We'll see if I can some up with something to do that isn't too miserable. I expect this will get easier when the evenings have more light.
Feb 6, 2020 3:38 PM # 
PG:
Well, it's been an admirable effort so far! Without, it seems, doing anything particularly stupid.
Feb 6, 2020 4:18 PM # 
jjcote:
That might be a goal in itself. Though I think Nancy would disagree on your assessment of nothing particularly stupid. My boss can't get his head around the fact that I run in the woods at night. One of my coworkers is appalled that I run in the woods at all.
Feb 6, 2020 4:27 PM # 
PG:
I was thinking -- if you get injured in some way but you really want to keep the streak going....

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