Posted by: David Stewart | July 20, 2012

Running vs the Calendar: Who Wins?

A day in my life (Thursday, July 19, 2012):

  • 5:00, up with the early bird, breakfast and on the road by 6:10
  • 6:30 – 7:30, a weekly coffee with a friend at his house
  • 8:00 – 9:00, back at home giving a presentation in a phone meeting with people all over the world
  • 9:30 – 10:30, meeting with a smart co-worker about opportunities to collaborate, in a coffee house near his home in downtown Portland
  • 11:00 – 12:00, working meeting with a team on the phone, sitting in my car in downtown Portland
  • 12:00 – 1:00, lunch meeting talking about the subject of one of the earlier meetings
  • 1:00 – 1:30, meeting with the executive director of a non-profit
  • 1:40 – 2:30, attend a talk at OSCON at the Oregon Convention Center
  • 2:30 – 3:00, ad-hoc meeting with a potential customer I met at the previous talk
  • 3:00 – 5:00, sit in the Convention Center and write up a briefing document for my boss, to share with his bosses
  • 5:00 – 6:30, dinner with some friends, one of which would be leaving town after dinner
  • 6:30 – 9:00, attend a party at the swoopie Weiden and Kennedy offices with my wife and daughter
  • 9:30, home

So when was I supposed to get a run in??

Another view of the "nest" at the Wooden and Kennedy office, Portland, or

The Nest, a conference room in the Weiden & Kennedy office in downtown Portland

Not fair, I could have gotten up earlier or canceled something. But on this particular day, fighting with a sore hamstring and plantars fascia, the calendar won and running lost.


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