Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Mental Apathy

After a nice swim in the pool I then went to work at a customer of mine. I'll be there all week working on a project. It's not the typical work I usually do so it's rather boring, mentally draining and not as fun as the technical work I usually do as a computer consultant. But the work needs to be done.

As I drove home I contemplated the rest of my evening. Aimee wasn't going to be home until 9:00PM after teaching Body Sculpting. I also wasn't very inspired to ride my bike for an easy hour. However, the ride was part of my training plan. Even the smallest details of the plan must be followed. Same goes for my work. Even though it may not always be "fun", work is called work for a reason.

After my ride I did feel a little more energized. Those endorphines were slowly pumping through my body. With a renewed vigor I made dinner and decided that I need to focus my efforts on the project at hand for my customer.

Interesting how many simularities there with the emotions and feelings that go into work and this IM journey.

Hang tough everyone.


TriSaraTops said...

Very true! I dread grading test essays like I dread running 400 repeats...but once I start it's never as bad as I make it out to be in my head. :) See ya at the pool tomorrow?

Wil said...

Oh, how very well said!