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by on Feb.29, 2012, under Uncategorized

It’s finally started. I must be getting old.. I am finally getting a bit burned out on playing Ultimate. Granted, I am playing a TON, with 2 nights a week of Outdoor Pickup, one night a week of indoor, Winter league on Saturdays and 3 days a week of “off-season” lifting all taking time up. But I am starting to notice that I just don’t have as much fun. Some of it is standards.. I am trying to learn from some of the folks I played with at Nationals last year and realize that every time I step on the field, I should be working towards being better. That’s easy in the gym, knowing that while all I am currently doing is making myself sore for a few days after every session, the payoffs come tryout/tourney time will be well worth it (at the minimum in injury prevention). But on the field, it gets flat out tiring to try to hold yourself up to a high standard.. and then, (as it’s EARLY in the year) when you of course fail, it just makes it that much harder to consider what’s happening to be fun.
Obvious solution: start to play a bit less, focus on the gym work while cutting back a ton of the shear volume of disc being played. We’ll see if that helps at all.

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Self imposed stress

by on Feb.17, 2012, under Uncategorized

I’m having one of those months thus far where I feel like there are a few dozen different things, all pulling me in different directions, and I can’t seem to nail down any of them.
Each thing on my to do list competes with something else, and instead of making traction on any of them, I get stressed and get no where on any of them. When push comes to shove.. I get items done JUST in time.. so it’s not like anything is impossible, but for some dumb reason, the stress of having so many things on my plate drives me batty.
Gotta fix that.

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Time Management

by on Feb.09, 2012, under Uncategorized

I’ll say it.. I am REALLY horrible at time management. I wish there were more hours in the day, and more days in the week so that I could get done even a subset of the items on my to-do list.. yet in the moment.. there are tons of minutes, and sometimes hours that could be spent accomplishing each item.
I tend to go gung-ho on something as it catches my interest, normally at the expense of anything else, yet I’ll frequently find that I don’t finish that before something else catches my eye. Next thing I know, 10 more items on the to-do list, and none are any where near complete.
Every so often, for work, I need to download a large number of files.. when I do.. I can watch as each file is actively downloading.. the computer/network is able to spread the load out so that each file is being worked at the same time.. and as the smaller files are finished, it frees up more and more cycles for the remaining files.
I want to be able to work like that. Don’t get me wrong, I can multi-task with the best of them.. but when it comes to completing something 100% and getting it fully off of my plate, that is where I struggle. Dozens of items are in semi-completed stages all over the place.. yet very few completed projects.
Maybe one of these days.. I’ll learn.

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Why do we care so much about sports?(even if we don’t think we do)

by on Feb.06, 2012, under Uncategorized

So, on a scale of 1-10, 10 being the most rabid fan imaginable and 1 being somehow who doesn’t know which two teams were in the super bowl.. I would peg myself at around a 6. I definitely care/want my team to win, but I don’t follow them religiously.. don’t need to see every single game and don’t know every player’s name on the roster. That said.. after all the food was put away and everyone had left, I felt sort of empty inside knowing that my team had lost. In continued into today, sort of a “meh” attitude to everything. But Why? I have a pretty awesome life. I have a great job with good pay/benefits, I have an amazing wife who loves me and who I love more each day, and a dog that is the epitome of faithful. My family is great, everyone is healthy, doing well (as am I) but still.. something as trivial as a sports team that I follow, losing a game.. and POOF.. melancholy sets in like a fog over everything.
Wish I understood why.

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