Thursday, June 07, 2012

Recovery before race day

No training for me today. Two full days of complete rest before Saturday's Tough Mudder race in Beaver Creek, Colorado.

Something to think about with your training - don't do more than your body needs in order to reach your goals. Be careful. Everything you do gets you closer to or further from your goals. Overuse injuries take you far, far away.

Training resource:

Good article on doing more pull-ups can be found here:


Today's session:

Q: How do I deal effectively with interruptions that seems so urgent and which demand attention but mess up my schedule for the day?

First, get up and get to work earlier. Get a lot done before the interruptions start. Second, manage other people's expectations. There should be limits on when they are able to contact you. You must ruthlessly protect your time. Third, be brutally honest about what constitutes 'an urgent emergency'. Be willing to sacrifice certain 'urgencies' in order to stay focused on the more important parts of your work. Something's gotta give. What is truly more important?

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tips:
The more you implement positive actions, the more they become habits. It's just like when you get up at 6am every day for 30 days straight and then try to sleep to 8am. It's actually hard to do. So focus on sticking to a couple of BIG habits at first. Get those 'cemented' over the next 21 days.

"If you don't set a baseline standard for what you'll accept in life, you'll find it's easy to slip into behaviors and attitudes or a quality of life that's far below what you deserve." – Tony Robbins

In order to succeed, we often need to try new things. Venture outside your comfort zone to find the answers you need. Seek opportunity, not security.

And finally, such great wisdom from Michael Masterson

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

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