Nobody is perfect, we are not machines

The fact that we are not machine and that instead we are an evolving being is the defining characterisc of human nature.  This is also why the best laid plans can frequently go awry. 

I write this because even I who seemingly has their sh*& together on most days had a morning that was not as it was planned.  I went to bed at 8pm last night in order to catch up on a lot of sleep I missed out on during the week.  I was noticeably tired on Friday and knew that getting some much needed rest was more important than going to the gym for a 30 min workout or sitting on my bike for another hour.  So I went to bed at 8 with full intentions of waking up at 6, having coffee, and hitting the trails by 7 for a nice long run.  Well 5:15 came along and I got up and had some breakfast (a banana, protein powder, and a granola bar) and then went back to put my feet up for a little while before I got ready to run.  Well that was it, I was still very tired.  I tried to get up at 6 but I just felt “off”, in fact I felt like a bus had hit me.  Its just one of those days where everything that you have been pushing aside finally catches up to you.  Luckily this has not happened to me in quite some time.  I have put a lot more effort into making sure that I am fully rested during this tax busy season.  Last year was a different story but now I am with a new company and am at a better place.  None the less this morning was a bummer for me.  I like going into work having already completed my training.  As a type A person I love checking the box or crossing things off my many lists.  Well today I didn’t cross anything of my list yet.  So here I am once again, procrastinating at the office because I love posting to my blog.  I am going to put in a solid day of work and keep the wheels in motion as we get closer to tax day which happens to be April 18th this year. (Three days longer than usual because of the wonderful Emancipation day that is celebrated only in the District of Columbia) I award 5 Turbeau points to anyone who honsestly knew that without me saying it.

So as you all know we can’t control the past, we can only determine what we do moving forward.  The plan is to work until 6:30 tonight then hit the roads for my run and get a 30 minute session on the trx before 9 tonight.  This is my plan, if it happens that’s great if not its not the end of the world.  If we all dwelled on our shortcomings, or our errors, or shoulda/coulda/woulda’s then we would all very unpleasant and unhappy people.

I don’t want that and I am guessing neither do you.

2 Comments on “Nobody is perfect, we are not machines

  1. good post matt, keep up your awesome training. I need to not focus on my short comings and get my head right, I dont get too many reminders of that because of my schedule and the people in my program arent athletic in any way. Appreciate the post, take care.

  2. You are a machine, dude. Sometimes the body needs a little rest. You’ll bounce back with a fire in your belly.

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