A little time off


I just found this picture from August of 2005. I think I still have that Ironman Stealth wetsuit (the predecessor to the B70 Helix) at my parent’s house. Loved that suit.

This week has seen a lot of me sitting around gaining weight and loving it. There’s a good chance that in the next day or two I’ll look at myself and decide I look chubby and need to start running more, but for 10 days now I have been enjoying a well deserved off-season. Normally in the off-season I would be doing something awesome, but without mountains to climb or a boat to sail in I’m forced to find urban awesome. Turns out, there’s plenty of urban fun to be had in Chicago, so I’m having a stay-cation here with Abby, Odin and Tesla (and some guests like Abby’s sister last week and my dad this week).

I have to enjoy it while I can. I start training again quite soon, and then in January I’m starting business school at University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. I’m a bit nervous about how busy I will be, but at the same time I’m excited to have so much going on. I do my best work when my life is busy, and I feel much more content with life when I use all my time productively. That may sound like a wonderful trait, but I would love to be one of those people who can be content to sit on the couch and play video games. Life would be simpler.

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