Finished my 4th workout of the week. I have been mixing it up more - added stationary bike to the routine to save some of the wear and tear on my legs. Seems to be working. My last 2 runs of this week were my fastest of this training cycle.
- Biked 8 on Monday
- Ran 3 on Tues
- Biked 8 and Ran 2 on Weds (indoors)
- Ran 3 on Thurs
So, I am all set up fro my long run on Saturday. I plan on doing 7 miles, which will be almost my longest run ever. I ran a little over 7 (about 7.25) a year ago getting ready for my first 10K.
Spent the weekend in Nashville watching the Tennessee Titians play the New England Patriots. Family guys days out. Chris and I met my Dad and brother - who came from Virginia - for the game.
We had a great time. Had fabulous seats at the game. 2nd row, field level, about the 30 yard line. Lots and lots of Patriot fans at the game. Didn’t outnumber the Titian fans, but still a lot more than I would have thought. The people of Tennessee were polite and respectful, just what I would expect from southerners. They gave us a hard time about wearing Patriot gear, but in a nice way.
During the down time, we went to Corky’s for some BBQ, the Lane Motor Mueseum to see some cars and motorcycle, and ate at McCormick’s, an Irish pub.
I was reading a book the other day about goals and life plans. I was written by Brian Tracy. He said something that really struck me as odd, but true. He said:
Virtually all of us have four main goals in common. Theses are (1) to be fit, be healthy, and live a long life; (2) to do work we enjoy and be well paid for it; (3) to be in happy relationships with people we love and respect and who love and respect us in return; and (4) to achieve financial independence so we never have to worry about money again. Flight Plan, p.8 by Brian Tracy
Think about that. It is so true. Have you ever had a personal goal that didn't fit into one of those categories? Not I. I have been setting goals for years, and can honestly say that they all fit into one of the above. These appear to be human universal goals, or HUGs.
So, why is this important? Well, maybe it isn't. But, then again, maybe it is.
I think it shows that we are all more similar than we are different; that we all want the same things in life - mainly, health, wealth, love, and respect. Remember that the next time you are watching two talking heads screaming at each other on the TV over some ridiculous issue. We are all more similar than different. We all want the same things. Our HUGs give us away.
That is what I think. How about you?