Making Time > Making Plans

I am a huge planner. HYUGE! Anyone who knows me knows that’s true. I love plans. And spreadsheets. And spreadsheets of plans. I have been known to spend hours making training plans and then never doing anything about it.

All of my plans involve “tomorrow.”

I have the necessary spreadsheets, and apps, and apparel, and maps, and whatever, and TOMORROW I will use them.

You know what I’m not so good at – especially over the last couple of years?

Execution.

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It is entirely possible that my feet are also legoed to the floor.

I get stuck in an unending cycle of stress->low motivation->bad health->insomnia->no exercise->stress

One of my #40before40 goals is to be really comfortable with who I am – all of me – by 40. I’ve got just under 8 months to achieve personal nirvana.

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For weeks and weeks now, I’ve made plans. And put them off until tomorrow. Today was just one more in a stretch of “today’s the day!” that got derailed. For a moment, I decided (once again) that it was okay. I’ll just make it happen tomorrow.

You know what?

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So this afternoon, I totally seized. I was going for a short walk (gotta hit my 250/hour step goal or the fitbit yells at me), and decided to just keep going for a bit. I wasn’t dressed for it (decent flats, but not exercise worthy, really; plus, work clothes), but I headed outside and towards the trails and hills that back up to my work.

I used to run these trails a couple of times a week, but it’s been over a year since I’ve ventured out.

I went for just under 10 minutes and turned around then started the long, loooooong trek back up.

I was back at my desk before my 20 minute timer rang. You know what that means? Negative splits, bitches!

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I’m unfortunately sweaty (sorry afternoon meeting colleagues!) and these shoes definitely weren’t meant for trail walking, but I got it done. So take that, tomorrow!

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No more blogging about my plans. I promise. From now on, it’s only reporting on my accomplishments (of which there will be many).

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