This work thing is proving to be busy in a big hurry! I have spent the entire week working on a huge proposal for an old customer. It will come down to the next couple of days. I really enjoy the challenge and it is a great way to learn what I am doing. In the course of this week I have learned more about the product and the specifications than I could in 2 weeks of manuals. The deal would be a great way to start at my new job. I am enjoying the learning curve and being able to push myself towards a new goal direction.
That being said the week has served to help me realize that I am not where I am going to end up in my career. I do enjoy the challenge, however the end result does not satisfy my ambitions! I need to see a growth in what I deliver, a product and an attitude change in what I am working towards! Confusing....yep! Let me just say that I am inspired to reach my ultimate goal sooner than later, so Monday to Friday right now serves to pay the mortgage and to continually remind me that I should be doing something else!
On a training note, I have started the training towards building my speed so that I can get to BQ qualify! Training for IM was long hours and slow and steady! This is going to hurt! I have been good at staying out of my head with long and steady training, I have to change mental gears for this stage of training. I am confident over time I will get there, I guess I am not quite in the head game of the work yet. I have done 3 runs this week that have all been at 4:40 min/k to get me started. This is a minute faster per km that I could run last year, so it is still pushing it. I do love the feeling when I am done, but the journey is tough! I am looking forward to seeing what this produces over the coming months. In January I will start the marathon training for a May race which will ultimately show how this all works!
Regardless of the result, it will lend itself very well to a stronger IM as well as short distance tri's next year.
As we are moving into winter, I will add a new twist to my blog! It seems that there are some skiers out there. So, as the snow starts to fly I will add some skit tips as part of my blog. It serves a couple of purposes; ideally some of you can use the tips and have a better ski experience, and I will develop my teaching skills as I work towards my ultimate goal! So far I have some questions on skiing bumps or moguls, keep them coming and I will talk about them! Cant wait to get my skis going!
Tonights blog was a tough one to write and I will not dare proof read it! The scattered nature of the post is about where I am tonight so it is all good!
I hope you are all having an amazing week! Cheers to all!
Question: What or who inspires you to do what you do? Why?? please share your thoughts and insight with me!