I guess maybe you can teach an old dog new tricks!
After the past couple of weeks of go go go I’ve finally started to hit that point. There’s been so much fun, so much has been accomplished. That said, there’s a list of things that I want to do and it’s really tempting to hammer down tonight to get a few of them checked off the list… but I’m not going to do that. Instead I will be in bed and asleep well before 9pm, possibly even before 8:30.
Usually I’d buckle down, push myself harder for a little longer, start to feel my left eye tingle, and then hit the wall hard… shattering into many pieces. It would then take a while to get this Humpty Dumpty put back together again.
Today, I put my hand out to see how far away the wall was and I touched it. Just lightly, not hitting it or crashing headlong into it. Just a light touch. Resisting the urge to double down, I’m going to chill. If I take the night to get 8+ hours of sleep I will be refreshed and a long ways away from the wall. I’ll be able to go hard at it a gain for the next sprint without worries about crashing. For the long haul I know I just need to chill, and that’s just what I am going to do.
Time to chill!