Today was a day off from any kind of training.
Instead, I went and helped out at a junior high and high school pole vault meet down in Austin. I worked one side of the standards, adjusting the position of the arms that hold the crossbar for the various jumpers. Basically, some vaulters want the crossbar standards set closer to the take-off area, and some further away. It's a matter of personal preference, jumping style, and can vary not only from day to day, but jump to jump, depending on a number of different factors.
Tomorrow, though, starts the big push toward the National Senior Games in Albuquerque, in the middle of June.
I'll drag myself out of bed -- no matter what -- at 5 a.m. to ramp up the workout schedule. Mornings, I'll go outside and do the low-bar drill, probably jump some rope, and do some speed drills. Maybe sometimes, stay in the house and do some new yoga for athletes, with this new DVD I got last week.
Afternoons, I'll either hit the gym or go to vault practice.
Combine all that with working on my new book about this whole pole vaulting and fitness journey, getting my personal training business off the ground, recording videos and learning to edit them for an upcoming YouTube channel, and continuing my freelance writing career, and I'm going to be a little busy.
But it's great.
I'm preparing for Career no. 4, and it promises to be the best career yet.
After high school, I enjoyed being an electrical draftsman, but I was young and dumb, and didn't appreciate or take advantage of an opportunity that could have had me retired and financially independent a long time ago. My newspaper career was highly enjoyable, and my teaching career has led me to everything else that is going on right now.
So, all in all, no major complaints.\
I'd better go now and set that alarm clock.
Oh, boy ...