Source: The Curious Brain » Arabic proverb.
Upon reflecting on my day and, from the “My how things have changed” file, I present today’s “office”:
Oh, the connected and small world we live and work in…
Today was a catch up day after two days of meetings. Your think I had a couple if big projects going or something!
Glad to be home!
Training Journal – 10/15/13:
Sharing this oldie from 2011 since it’s budget planning time again…
Sometimes, when I’m working on a spreadsheet, I feel like this…
Can I get an AMEN?
Training Journal – 10/9/13:
I probably need to post this in a few other places to remind/reinforce:
We swim in language as fish swim in the sea, not noticing the power that our words have
to manifest, to create and to destroy. – Mary Jo Asmus
Training Journal – 8/22/13:
So today was my 48th birthday…aaaaand I’m on a business trip.
My being gone on my day happens occasionally because of one particular conference, the last time was two years ago. It’s weird and usually a bummer of a day none the less. I’m not big on getting attention, so I usually don’t let anyone know it’s my birthday…
Thankfully, with technology, I did get a bunch of b-day wishes today through Facebook and texts…which was nice to see throughout the day.
Anyway, I started my day early (0500) so I could get a long slow run in before my meetings started this afternoon. I usually do my long runs on Sunday, but there is a Women’s half marathon here in Chicago tomorrow and I knew it would be a madhouse along the Lakefront Trail…
I headed North out on Chicago’s Lakefront Trail and went to the northern end and back – 18.5 miles total, door-to-door. It felt pretty good. I modified my run-walk ratio to 3:1 today and that seemed to be better on my knee. I managed a 10:45 pace, obeying my doctor’s counsel about keeping it slow and ran on crushed rock paths when I could. There were tons of runners out later in the morning – I think prep training for the B of A Chicago Marathon kicked off today for a lot of clubs in the area.
The weather was excellent! Here are a few pictures from the run:
My friend Denise sent me a birthday text while I was on my run.
Since I was running, I asked SIRI to read me the text. Here is the epic SIRI transcript:
Happy [birthday cake][birthday cake][birthday cake][birthday cake][birthday cake]
Birthday [short cake][short cake][short cake][short cake][short cake]!!!!
Treating yourself to something fun? [hamburger][hamburger][french fries][french fries][slice of pizza][slice of pizza]
Assuming you’re working today? [computer][computer][computer][mobile phone][mobile phone][mobile phone]
I totally started cracking up when it was read…!
It was a bit of a different birthday…
Training Journal – 6/22/13:
This was a different week:
‘Training’ Journal – 6/2/13:
While I was in a meeting today, I found myself wondering if the other people had the same “this guy’s just droning on and on” thought.
The kicker: I was the guy talking.
Training Journal – 1/15/13:
I don’t write much about my job on here – that’s intentional.
That said, I do have the honor and privilege to lead and work along side some extremely capable and professional people. They are good at what they do and I appreciate that as a leader and co-worker.
The cool part is that every once in a while, that professionalism gets recognized…
Today, my team accepted an industry award that, this year, was only given to .2% of our 13,000+ peer companies.
We knew about the award, so today’s event wasn’t a surprise. Still, hearing that “two tenths of one percent” phrase from the presenter really put the award and accomplishment into perspective for me – and, I’m sure, the team. [having your boss and your boss’ boss hear that from the presenter ain’t too bad either!]
Training Journal – 9/12/12: