Sorry bout that. I haven’t been active on the any of my sites really. My twitter account is about the only thing I’ve gotten to over the past 2 months. Getting the facility ready, and now playing catch up on all the things that were put on the back burner for a month has been eating up all my time. Things are good though. The Athletic Lab has been open now for about 3 and a half weeks. We’re not holding back stampedes of raging clients or anything but things are growing steadily just as I had expected. We only need 2 more clients to reach my goal for the first month. Surprisingly, the post-collegiate elite and emerging elite track group has grown faster than the high school, adult fitness, or junior training groups. I’ve got 7 post-collegiate elite or emerging elite track and field athletes who are on-site and training with me at least 2 days a week and some as many as 6.
As for life in general, it’s been busy…a couple weeks back I went 3 straight weeks with less than 5.5 hours of sleep a night. That’s bad even for me. It killed me. But now things are starting to settle down and I’m slowly catching up on all the deadlines I’ve been missing. I’ve still had 7 day work weeks (sorry God) but at least I am getting a little free time and time to catch up on things. If you’re reading this and you’re one of the many people who I owe a call, email, training plan, article, manuscript revision, video analysis, consultation work, or blood of a slaughtered goat to please forgive me…they’ll be on their way shortly. I have always had the bad habit of overloading my schedule and saying ‘yes’ to practically everything I see as an opportunity. This keeps me on point, busy, and productive. This time though I ended up biting off more than I could chew and I ended up spending a couple weeks under-delivering on previous promises. That’s pretty unusual for me. Normally, despite my penchant for overloading my schedule, I try to over-deliver and beat expectations. Now that things are starting to slowly settle in, I’m making it a point to return to that standard.