Are You Bored With It All?

The Road To Excellence Has No End
The Road To Excellence Has No End

Everyday is the same.

The same challenge to find time to balance all the competing demands on my time.

Bet you have the same challenges. In fact, I’ll guarantee you struggle with it.

I say the same thing, over and over again, on these five blogs.

This approach may bore you.

Therein lies one of the secrets to a well-lived life.

Never get bored with the basics.

The Second Month

Lane 8 Wasn't Even A Dream Yet
Lane 8 Wasn't Even A Dream Yet

Same thing, kept adding an additional mailbox each week, so after two months, it was a very slow jog for 800 meters.

The third month I began adding an additional 400 meters (quarter mile) to each week. Meaning the third month looked like this:

  1. First week = 1,200 meters
  2. Second week -= 1,600 meters (1 mile)
  3. Third week = 2,000 meters
  4. Fourth week = 2,400 meters (1.5 miles)

It took ten weeks to reach 1,600 meters, a mile. A VERY slow mile.

Who’s got the patience to wait 2.5 months before they can finish one mile?

Blog Comments & the BFO

It Took A Month To Go Around Once
It Took A Month To Go Around Once

Ever heard the acronym, BFO?

BFO……. Blinding Flash of the Obvious.

Wanted to mention the obvious, because it may not be. Blog comments add a rich thread to the social media conversation. In fact, yesterday, David left a comment that also included a website called c25k.  It proposes that you can go from couch potato to running a sub-30 minute 5k in nine weeks.

Sound too good to be true? You’ll have to decide.

When I started running 11 years ago, I jogged, very slowly, to my neighbors mailbox that first day, and did it four more days that week. The second week, I ran past the first mailbox to the second and did that for a week. The third week, ran past the first two mailboxes to the third. Did that each day for a week. Mailboxes are 100 meters apart.

So it took one month before I was running 400 meters, the equivalent to one lap around a track. A month. Are ya with me. The second four weeks…. (to be continued).

The Clock Is Ticking

The Answers Seem to Be Behind The Fence
The Answers Seem to Be Behind The Fence

Getting in shape, whatever that means, is something most people know to be a reasonable and desirable goal.

But doing it is next to impossible for many people.

Do you know why?

Do you know the secret to overcoming what most can not, will not, and do not overcome?

Crazy thing is, both those questions have been answered here at Lane 8, at least a dozen times in the past 14 months.