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Friday, November 5, 2010

life unexpected

have been holed up in a conference room all day yesterday, and then learning that I am going to do it all over again today, I know how people get stir crazy in building offices. I'm fortunate to be able to pop in and out of my office all day long. And I find that the more fit I become once again, the less I want to be in that office. That being said, being in a room full of colleagues in my industry for 8 to 14 hours looks like it will have it's health benefits.
Fortunately I got my butt out of bed yesterday before heading out to my 4 walled day and got a good fast 3.4 mile run. I didn't find out until a mile in to my run that I had hit the wrong button on my watch and it wasn't timing the run. Ugh ! but screw it, it just felt great to be running.
The health benefits are going to come from sitting in a room where 90 % of the room is 15 to 150 pounds over weight. They look exhausted and unhealthy. I feel like a pillar of health in there and had multiple comments about weight loss and also a couple of jabs asking If i had ran to get there. I live two doors down from a counterpart in my business and he has seen me go from your average potato to my now current work in progress. Hopefully it will take hold of some and rejuvenate them. If not, at least I know my lifestyle and outlet awaits beyond those walls. It's amazing what can be accomplished in a short period of time. I'm 3 month back and have a long way to go, but I cant get over what hard training and discipline has done in a relatively short time.
My industry has changed drastically over the past 6 years and can be unstable as we speak, but I'm in a real good position to be able to keep pushing my training and while I'm afforded this schedule, I'm going to continue to do just that. 
Have a great day and enjoy your lives right now and what your are accomplishing.  


  1. Awesome attitude Craig! Have a great weekend.

  2. Isn't it just depressing to look around at a large (or not even so large) grouping of people and think about the state of what people look like? I agree - it's motivating as hell! Great attitude.

  3. I am in the middle of a transformation and yet, will likely always have sympathy for the many people that just don't think that everyday people can really change their lives. The blogworld did it for me. I saw people like me (not lifelong athletes) BECOME something different, just by making some subtle and consistent changes.

    Thanks for being a great example of that.

  4. haha -I get a few comments in our office if I ran from home etc.