Paul's Blog

Sat, 25-Jul-2009

Most people associate Saturday mornings with waking up late and a nice breakfast. For those training for endurance events, it means getting up almost as early as during the week and doing the "long" workouts.

Today's workout was a 3 to 4 hour bike ride, the longest to date. Since last week I rode for three hours, I was thinking I'd try for four this week; it's what I anticipate I might be on the bike for during the actual event.

I ended up doing 3:42 and boy was it hard. This is the longest amount of time I've ever spent on the bike. By two hours in, I wanted to quit. By 3 hours, I was figuring four wasn't gonna happen but I knew it was still a good workout.

How does this reltte to business?

Once you have a goal you're serious about, you may end up needing to do things you normally wouldn't want to do (and I'm not talking about "illegal" things). However, without tackling these actions, reaching your goal is not likely.

So while I don't like cycling for three hours and forty-two minutes, I like knowing I've put in the work and I'm one step closer to reaching my goal.

What are you avoiding doing that will move you closer to your goal(s)???

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Paul K. McGinniss, PCC RPCC SBL MSHR
Leadership Development & Executive Coach