It’s 3am and I wanna go to beeeeeeed

Sadly no woman running through my head(OAR reference if you don’t get it)

Also a little past 3:00am but that is when I woke up, but after two hours of trying to get back to sleep it is game over.

So last night I returned from the Naval Academy where I finished up my last weekend of assistant coaching for Salem International University for this school year. In 3ish hours I will teach my Multicultural Literature class. Between those two things I ran 13.1 miles last night(why I can’t sleep, body is unhappy).

Between the 5 or so hours in a van, the 2 hours watching myself run in a window, and the last few hours of being awake I have had more time to think on my life than is usually good for me.

Many times when I start focusing on my life I can end up in a tail spin. I’m nearly 30 and most of the things I thought I would have completed five years ago I am still likely five years away from.

The past day though, this hasn’t been the case.

Things are good. Could they be better, yes, but they are good. And for me, that is pretty damn great.

I am coaching the two sports I love, getting to teach English, and have time to write. Things are good.

I have lost 20ish pounds since January.

I’m nearing the end of the first draft on my third book.

I am healthier than I have been in a long time.

I am making enough money that I don’t worry about money.

I am getting to travel.

Short of missing my dog every day I don’t have much to complain about these days.

I have enough and that is all I can ever ask for.

Now that I got the fingers warmed up, I’ve got some writing to do.

Those of you headed off to your 9-5s cheers to that cup of coffee, to those of you getting of your night shifts, bottoms up to that beer. To you other insomniacs, don’t forget to hydrate.

#237 Pain vs Brain

Survival Tip #237

Pain vs Brain

Besides being a writer, and poker fan, I also coach water polo and swimming. This is an observation I have made over the years of many athletes. The moment they start feeling pain their brain tells them they are working hard. Sadly, this is usually just the beginning of working, and it is far from hard.

Most people take that first sign of pain and feel like that should be their target excretion level, but we as human beings can push so far beyond that. I’m not advocating that while training for the Primal Age you should push yourself to injury, but you should test your limits. By testing your limits you will slowly push them farther and farther. Before you know it you might actually be working hard.

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