Productive Hump Day

“You don’t stop running because you get old.  You get old because you stop running”  Chris McDougall, Born to Run.

Back to the jogging training.  Boilermaker Sunday is less than 4 weeks away and I have a lot of work to do if I’m going to finish the entire 15 kilometers without stopping to walk.  That’s something I haven’t done since 2012.

What happened?  Why did I stop?  All I have is a bunch of excuses.   First I became a GM, then I got married, then we had Liam.  Then it’s 4 years later and I’m 30 pounds heavier and a miserable workaholic.

That’s the difference in this first half of 2017.

I recovered much faster from this years TM.  I usually limp around for at least 4 days.  But here I am running 4.5 miles on a calm Wednesday morning.  I surely broke a sweat 🙂 but it felt so good.   Now I’m ready to take on the day.


I took the day off so that I could take Patti to the hospital.   She’s been having tummy problems for a long time and she needs to get the o’le camera down the throat to take a peak.  Don’t worry.  Everything looked good.

She was pretty out of it after being knocked out so I  left her to relax a bit.

I hit the gym, which his all new equipment that I hate.  Ugh.  I need a new/old gym.

Then I got a much-needed hair cut.  If you follow my Introvert Problems,  you know how much that takes out of me.

Stopped at the restaurant for a short meeting.  Nothing earthshaking but its good to get your management team together as often as you can so that you can all stay on the same page.

I bent the blade on my lawn mower before I went on vacation by hitting a rock.  I replaced the blade but now the mower shakes violently.  I read that it means the balance is off .  If anyone has any advice on how to balance one, let me know.

I bought a cheap replacement.  one of those 1950 models…you know a reel mower.  No motor, no gas.  Just blades.  So Funny.

Maddex had a concert tonight so my wife and mother in law headed to that.   I wanted to go but my experience with Liam at last years concert was horrifying.    Liam…don’t do concerts.

So Liam and I grabbed some food and killed some time in the grocery store.

He was so cute and good for me.


Trying to explain to me why I should buy him M&Ms

Brrr…it’s cold

Today was a good day.






Author: billshappinessproject

I was near the end of 2016 when I realized that my life was totally out of balance. I was 30 and I was working my life away. I did not have strong relationships with my wife, family, or friends. It was around this time that I came across THE HAPPINESS PROJECT by Gretchen Rubin. It was then that I decided to launch my own year long project towards personal happiness for the entire year of 2017.

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