Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.-- Mark Twain
Although I have a pretty deep well of energy--my workouts were sort of "meh". The morning run became more about exercising my hound, trainer rides on the bike were to appease my guilt over watching too much Bravo TV--"hey I am riding 40 miles, don't judge", and the swims were often to calm a busy mind. In other words, the goals were ill-defined and mushy, figuratively and literally.
Thankfully I developed a podcast habit to accompany me on the long runs. I may be out of the office but on a cellular level, I am thinking, designing, and creating new possibilities. Rich Roll had been one of the podcasts I thought didn't match my prior meat-eating on again, off again triathlete lifestyle. But I was wrong.
You need to train, to train.
I didn't want a crutch I wanted to return to basics. I needed to rebuild my foundation. I am only in week 3 of lifting the weights again and returning to a structured work out regimen. I don't let deadlines or busy data projects, speaking engagements, or anything interfere.
Databases are everywhere and there is a keen interest in linking disparate data sources. Luckily I am a busy datapreneur but what if there are efficiencies out there to improve scalability?
I hope you are also continuing to step outside the comfort zone.
The view is better out here on the periphery! Leave the middle for average and ordinary...