Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Adapt and Succeed

"Success is the consistent progression toward an outcome of your own choosing. Success is power; power is success."
— James Arthur Ray

The goal of my choosing...Ironman.
The original plan: Arizona. The current plan: Florida

Why? Life.
In less than three weeks I finish my residency, which means to become a board certified emergency medicine physician, I have to take my board exam. It's offered between November 16th and 21st, 2009. Period. Therefore, attempting to plan a race on November 22nd is just plan asking for trouble. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Unless your plan includes certain failure, and I think that assuming I'll be able to schedule the exam with time to race would be disastrous.

So, overnight, literally, my plans changed. But the goal is the same. Thank goodness I'd decided to have a run block because I feel that I can make some leg strength improvements with that. It increased my workouts to about 8 hours per week this week.

It also increased my sense of urgency. No more dilly-dallying. Time to get the training program solidified. Ready? Set? Go!

1 comment:

Boris T. said...

God luck with your goal!