I couldn’t help but smile today when I was preparing to head out for my scheduled run. With the newly defined training efforts, in place of set paces, I could easily opt for a hilly run knowing that I’d still be able to meet the game conditions. I realized before I took a step out the door that my pace might be the same, if not slower, than yesterday’s easy run. But I would keep my effort set to a level where I could only speak in small bursts. A run slightly more intense than yesterday was just what I needed to run off some pent up stress.
Things in my work life are causing a shift to occur that seems out of control. I don’t like it. Aside from the uncertainty of how the heck I can possibly make time for an additional 1 hour in commute time, I have been hearing rumors that my new position may not be in affinity with my having a life outside of work. On top of that, terms such as two-faced, and back stabbing have been used to describe the new boss. Although I prefer to make my own judgements, the rumors come from some well respected colleagues. Then, there is the boss herself, who has made a few eyebrow raising comments during her recent meetings with us.
It has all made me take a step back to reconsider my approach to the J-O-B. Similar to where my running has been, I have fallen into a level of passivity. The stay positive and just see what happens approach does not deliver BQs or promotions. My shift in running to a more deliberate focus, is also what I need in my career.