What did you do while we were gone, she asked.
They took a double night trip to Branson before school started and I stayed.
I had work one day and one day to myself, but my answer was the same as always.
Cleaned up and watched the dogs.
I know she thinks I’m boring as hell, and I do that on purpose.
Because she, like a lot of people, has no desire to hear about how the sausage is made.
How I went for a long hot run in the 100 degree heat and filled my inspiration bucket.
It reminded me of a short documentary I want to make about running, as a precursor to a long long run that carries me from Santa Monica to New York City.
Then, I came home to hydrate and recover and watched a program on Netflix called The Short Game, about 7 year old golfers.
And it let me know that the idea percolating in my mind might be a good one.
I also uploaded several new books across platforms, including a brand new one, APPLE Audiobooks.
Now I just have to figure out how to market them better.
When I think about reaching more people, I read, research and consider.
These are probably some of the best ways to review an idea, and something I think a lot of people do not do.
We are so trained to “take action” that we sometimes forget to aim before we fire.
Which is why I spend so much time training to consider, so that I’m ready to aim fast and fire.
And yet, it feels a little off lately.
It might be the end of summer dog days malaise.
It might be a Phil Collins feeling.
It’s just that… there’s something in the air.
I don’t know what.
The consideration part of my daily doing is just me thinking about what I’ve read, what I’ve done, what I’ve seen.
Trying to put the pieces together.
Trying to find a way to make it work.