Tighten the Belt

One Man's journey to get a little bit better every day.
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The last few workouts…still working through c25k, but most importantly, just trying to move most days. Making some progress.

Stop looking for the “right” career, and start looking for a job. Any job. Forget about what you like. Focus on what’s available. Get yourself hired. Show up early. Stay late. Volunteer for the scut work. Become indispensable. You can always quit later, and be no worse off than you are today. But don’t waste another year looking for a career that doesn’t exist. And most of all, stop worrying about your happiness. Happiness does not come from a job. It comes from knowing what you truly value, and behaving in a way that’s consistent with those beliefs.
Many people today resent the suggestion that they’re in charge of the way the feel…

3 miles yesterday and 2 today. I’m starting to feel like I’m getting it rolling. I think my body is feeling better too. On vacation the next 5 days, so I’ll need to keep it up!

Getting better is exciting.

Starting to create a pattern here, I need to go to sleep earlier, but it is nice to get out and get something done before the day gets in the way. He’s up and screeching anyway. At almost 1 year old, he’s finding his voice…and it’s loud. :)

More June data.

Got the body moving again in June. Time to keep ramping it up!


The boy got up at 5:30 today, so we went on a slow jaunt to finish up week 1 of c25k. I was really sluggish this morning, but I’m proud of getting a week under my belt. Happy 4th!

Got my workout done this morning. Went on a walk with my wife and the boy, sister was at grandparents last night. We walked 30 minutes then did the c25k w1d2. 3.86 miles in around an hour. Good start to the day.

Certainly better than yesterday.

Just signed up for a 5k in September. I’ve fallen a long way, but now’s the time to move forward and get this show on the road. Couch to 5k day 2 tomorrow.

Get better people.

In some ways I dread the idea of this. I’m not the most patient person. On the other hand, I experience extreme joy when I watch my 2 year old girl begin to show interest in sports. She is currently fascinated with our local AAA baseball team and has grown up…2 seasons :)…watching NCAA hoops with us. We are very fortunate to live close to an affordable country club where she’ll be able to join the swim team and hopefully she’ll develop an interest in golf, so I’ll have an excuse to dust off the clubs and take her out to the links. I am certain I’ll teach her to play golf…not sure if I can picture myself coaching soccer or tee-ball. Does that count?