Wednesday, March 04, 2009


OK, I admit it. I'm not the most impulsive of guys. Plans with schedules suit me just fine. To-do lists and I get along famously and a clock in every room only make sense. A + B = C and my world is a happy place. It's just the way I am and I likes it.

Today was tyipcal. My schedule was set and things were humming along nicely. A swim in the morning, breakfast at 7:30, in the office at 8:00, two meetings, lunch at 11:30, a conference call at 2:45, home at 4:15. Yes, all was going well. Next on the schedule was a planned 90 minute bike session. On the trainer.

Not long after getting home I changed into my cycling kit and saw this...

BUT, just before I hopped onto the saddle I heard this, "Daaaaaddy? Will you ride with us to the park?" And saw this...

It was decision time. Either follow the painstakingly designed training schedule and spin like a caged mouse for an hour and a half or...

join in a leisurely ride with the Divine Mizz M and TriBuddy in the park on an Indian summer afternoon.

I chose my children.

The trainer will have to wait. The schedule will have to be adjusted.

So, maybe I'm not a slave to the schedule after all. Hmmmm... learned something about myself.

Stay tuned...


untpawgal02 said...

Warms my heart you rode with your kiddos :) Heck who would want to ride their trainer anyways!

Adrian said...

Excellent choice in the moment.

I have found designing some "flex" into my training schedule at the outset has helped me maintain much greater consistency this year.


Wendy said...

Well chosen!!!

Flatman said...

That was the only choice to make, man! Good for you.

L. said...

What a well-written, heart-warming post. I like my schedule, too, but I've also learned that life is what happens when you make plans for it. I think you made the right choice. :)

Spokane Al said...

A clock in every room and a calendar in most of them for me. Yeah, I like a schedule too.

Glad to hear that you were able to deviate a bit.

JasonWomack said...

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for posting this story. Sometimes, ya just gotta roll with it!


Eric said...

You can never go wrong with that decision :-)

tarheeltri said...

Good choice! I think that's the trail runner in you coming out. Schedules are overrated!

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