Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Bad Training Days

Bad training days happen. For my own training, they are maybe a weekly occurrence on average, as a guess. That doesn’t mean I always have one bad day a week, sometimes I have a run of great days. Sometimes though, I have a run of bad days. Sometimes a bad week or even month. The session or a few sessions just suck, especially right now with the left shoulder issue that I have been dealing with for the past 60 plus days.  It is even starting to keep me up at night which the lack of sleep does not help but I digress.

Maybe I will be slow, tight, unable to demonstrate the pace during the run or the technique I am capable off when lifting, I will feel flat, fatigued, or maybe I will just feel banged up after the session.  Bad days are normal and something that comes with the territory of training and "The Grind" as it is called.

I know a few people that get into training, whatever the type of training is, because they have an idea in their head that it is going to be a wonderful and enjoyable experience. Maybe they do one session and get a sudden rush of endorphins, expecting this feeling to continue every time they train. Maybe they have a New Year’s Resolution and find themselves full of enthusiasm to make some real positive change in their life.

Just look to social media to see some Instagram model eating some random “health” food or doing some random exercise and telling you how great they feel because of it. They are energized, happy, or some other positive feeling.  Maybe you buy into it and don’t feel the same way every day. Maybe you think it’s you, that you it’s your fault, or have some other negative feeling. I actually love social media for the connections that it allows, but it is full of a lot bullshit too and this is nothing but a pile of bullshit.

I love the daily grind of training.... Hell I like it more than the actual races or events I do.  The events are just the rewards for the daily grind and I need to keep on reminding myself of that fact for the bad days can take a toll on the psyche after a while.

Just some food for thought and yes I finally quit being stubborn, made a doctor's appointment to address the shoulder next week.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018


One of the reasons I decided to jump on the trip to Mexico to climb some hills.  We only live once, make it count.

An excerpt from The Book Of Bobby Maximus (Verse 5, Chapter 4): 
There are seven days in the week. Someday isn't one of them.

If you really want something there needs to be a sense of urgency otherwise you may end up in a situation where any effort you make is too little and too late.

Stop waiting for things to happen. Go out and make them happen.

We fall into a trap of thinking we have all the time in the world to get what we want done.

One day you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the things you've always wanted.

Remember that sometimes 'later' becomes 'never'.

Don't do it later, don't do it tomorrow, don't wait for one more day to pass.