New year, new you! I especially hate this time of year. Everyone crowds the trails with their have hearted attempt at New Years Resolutions. Come on we know this will only last for month. You know when the best time to buy fitness equipment is? March or April. By then everyone has side lined their far fetched goals. I found some statistics (but could find the source of the data) that estimated that only 8% of people who make resolutions, actually succeed at completing them. So as a little bit of fun I thought we could look at what 8% looks like in terms of our world, the outdoors.
Everyone I know struggles with finding the time to do the things they love to do. Work and family obligations occupy most of the free time people have available. Add to the mix unexpected events and the sliver of free time shrinks more. A recent career change has taken my 30 hour workweek and turned it into 60-70 hours a week. Running a half marathon before work is less feasible when my start time changed dramatically. But I am not alone in this conundrum; people all over the world work more then me and still manage to log 30-40 hours of training weekly. Balance has never been my forte. Life is either dominated by work or dominated by play, there is no middle ground. I find myself questioning which balance is important. Is logging miles for the sake of logging miles important? Or is it more important to advance my career to allow for a stable future? A future where one can afford to travel. Like most people I am envious of #vanlife. The freedom, the lifestyle, then endless photo ops. But the reality of simple living, is that it is never simple.
No new content today. Decided it was more important to spend time with family, friends and nature. Get outside! Be back next week.