Time Management

 I was talking to a buddy at the velodrome last Tuesday. I asked him how his riding was going this summer and he mentioned he has not rode or raced in a long time due to a new job he has started. I can relate. 

Its a tough situation to be in. Sometimes we forget that all this emphasis we put on bikes and riding always takes a backseat to real life stuff. 

And its hard to give up the riding when needed. For me its to the point where I resent the reasons that cuts into my ride time. New job, family issue or whatever. If it cut into my saddle time its gatta be bad. The week of my Secret Training Camp I put in 15 hours in 5 riding days. The 14 days following I put in less than 5. That, my friend, is not acceptable and has a ripple effect. I ride less, lose my fitness, then have to cut, then completely eliminate my racing schedule. Now I’m not riding and racing. That’s about 70% of my summer down the tubes.

I’ve said in the not so distant past that I really need to reorganize my life’s schedule. Easier said than done. My life has changed so much in the last two or so years that I really cant keep up. I really need to look ahead and see what direction Im going. Instead I’m waiting until things happen and then try to react as fast as I can. But I’m always a few steps behind in that regard and that means I’m living my life very unorganized right now.

I need to be better at this. And I mean need to. Its not a option. I’m to the point that I will do whatever it takes to get me where I want to be. And I mean anything.
I have the store, day job and family life plus other issues to tend to and its a bit much. I need to reorganize my priority’s pertaining those issues and make a life style change.

 One of those issues will need to go or at minimum cut extremely back.  In the past, I would have said that all issues had potential for jettison, but things change and the family situation I now have I wont change, things are going well there. Looks like its the day job and the store that might need the most attention. 

Hence lies the decision. I’m leaning one way but its not the slam dunk you may think.


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