Thursday, April 16, 2015

Blowing off some steam...

It was another great day today. Training wise, work wise and family wise.

Work wise I love what is happening. I'm super proud of the work that's being done and no doubt in my mind we have a tiger by the tail.

What we are spending all of our time doing is validating our assumptions.

In most cases people come up with an idea, create from their vision and go to market and hope the world beats a path to their door. In our case from our idea and vision we are working with identified early adaptors as part of the process to make sure what we deliver is valuable to them. That it's something they use everyday.

We started with app users and now we are working with the early adopter advertisers. The information and insight we are getting is super valuable. I wished I had known to do this processes when I started my career, it would have made things a lot easier.

Training wise I had my best training day in as long as I can remember. For the first time I ran a respectable speed at under 140 bpm. I ended up doing 10 km at a 5:35 per km pace.

The run was like I was in heaven. My legs felt so strong and they were like big springs. It was just an effortless run and it felt like I could have gone on forever. It was a feeling I had not had in a long time.

Food wise my diet was good up until about 6 pm. Alice and I drove down to Buffalo to pick up a replacement fridge for my kegerator and on the way home stopped at Jack Asters for something to eat. And a beer.

Then one the way home I picked up a six pack to sip on as we watched the Winnipeg Jets first playoff game since back in Winnipeg in the Pig & Whistle.

Family wise my daughter Alyssa finished her last university exam and now is officially done. All she has to do is pick up the degree. She's the first in our immediate family that has ever graduated from University. I'm super proud of her and she did it was top grades every year. Every year she was on the Dean's list and won top of class honours.

To me what she had done is more impressive than doing an Ironman. I've seen how hard she's worked for the past 4 years and she has been a machine. She has now officially got over the finish line. Amazingly awesome job.

Mental note...It had been a long time since I have had one too many beers and I need to remind Alice to hide the electronics.

Even thought the Jets lost their first playoff game it was a lot of fun last night. Lots of laughs. It was a nice break in the action. A day off the weight loss program. Some late night ice-cream before bed.

You need to do those every once and a while.

Run - 54:00 / 10 km
195.2 lbs

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