Monday, February 1, 2010

Balance

I'm still learning to figure balance out. I want to do it all - train, work, have fun, cook, paint, etc. Only problem is there are only so many hours each day. Things get dropped once in a while. My house has to go uncleaned. I have to pass up invitations sometimes.

I'm sticking with it though - somewhere in all of the craziness I find happiness in what I'm doing. And this brings me coming back for more, whether it be work, training, racing, or just packing lots into a day.

This is a busy week. Tomorrow I'm flying to AZ to visit TriSports. I will get fit on my new bike. Hopefully I can squeeze in a swim and some running before I leave. Pictures to come . . .

15 comments:

Jennifer Yake Neuschwander said...

I think we are all in amazement of all you do. If it your house is probably not cleaner. However, I had a conversation with swim Coach Sickie about just the same thing. He pointed out to me that having a clean house, stocked fridge, and folded laundry was just getting caught up in minutiae of daily life. He pointed at his socks which didn't match, and never match and said that was why he didn't match them. It was his personal stance against minutiae. I think you have got a good balance going.

Beth said...

Balance is tough. I have a hard time too...mostly because I have a hard time saying "no". Either way - I think you do a great job and are an inspiration!! Have a great time in AZ. Can't wait to see the pictures! :)

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

You do SUCH A GREAT JOB at the balance - you really do. Oh boy! A new bike... do tell! :) Have fun getting fitted - YEA!

Stacy said...

From reading your blog, it seems you do an awesome job on the balance thing! The fact that you care speaks volumes.
All I can say is "Yeah for rest week!" It is amazing what one can get done around the house before 7am...

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

SWEET!!
A new bike.
Just pull it into the living room and when visitors come over they will be too busy staring at it to notice the messy house! :)

James Tremblay said...

Funny, my post just a couple of days ago was just about that...balance. Keep up the great work!

D said...

I'm STILL trying to figure out how to balance things. It's not that I'm that busy, but I'm just exhausted.
You will need to teach me your ways when I come down. You're gonna need to come to Disneyland too :D

MM said...

Hire a maid :-)

Jeffrey said...

Balance is so overrated. It's indulging in our obsessions that provides the most worthwhile experiences.

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

Oh yes, the ongoing challenge of balance. If it's any comfort my house is a wreck too. Cleaning is so far down the list.

Have fun in AZ!

Leah said...

Oh, my house is a disaster and I don't train half as much as you do. (I do have a kid though.) When you're old, will you be more proud of maintaining a clean house or pushing yourself and having fun? :)

So you're on the Trisports team? My coaches are too! Craig and Erica Sheckler... good people.

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

Have a great time in AZ. Trisports is awesome!

I think finding a good balance is something everyone struggles with. Between being a wife, mother to two young boys, training, cooking, and cleaning it takes a lot to find a good balance between it all. It's hard, but I think I'd rather have to struggle trying to balance it all then not have anything to balance...does that make sense?? :)

Meg said...

Have a great time in Arizona, that sounds like fun!

Tawnee said...

Our "multisport" says something about our lives in general: we enjoy the challenge of multitasking.

Sometimes when I feel overwhelmed with everything I've taken on, I step back and think about what my life would be like without it all. That leaves me fired up.

ADC said...

Wow, you are so lucky. Have a safe trip and I expect a lot of photos.