Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Waiting for daylight

So I can get my bike out and take a quick bike ride, followed by a quick 2 mile run... then get ready and out of here for work. Yesterday I managed to run 3 miles in 31:46. For me, believe me, that is absolutely incredible.

This morning I am scheduled to give my annual report to the Hospital Governing Body. I get nervous about this. I used to get terrified, now I am only nervous. Someone always asks a question I can't answer and I feel like the proverbial deer in the headlights. People who have seen this happen to me tell me I don't appear flustered. In this circumstance I think it is important that I appear calm and self-assured, and very very knowledgable - even if I don't feel that way. By the Grace of God, most of the time I at least look like I am.

"To get completely away from our aversion to the idea of being humble, to gain a vision of humility as the avenue to true freedom of the human spirit, to be willing to work for humility as something to be desired for itself, takes most of us a long, long time. A whole lifetime geared to self-centeredness cannot be set in reverse all at once." -- As Bill Sees It

10 comments:

NMAMFQLMSH said...

Good luck giving your report - I know you will do just fine. Just picture them all as a bunch of none recovering drunks........lol........naked too.
I see you,
JJ
PS: I must say I admire you so much for all that bike riding, running, and swimming especially in this heat.

dAAve said...

Doing your report again?
It seems like you do that every year.

Three 10:35 miles. VERY GOOD!!

DG - trudgingtheroad said...

Hope your report went well.

AA helped make me more comfortable speaking in public.

I hate not knowing the answers to questions too ... it is OK though sometimes :).

I am purposefully ignoring your AM excercise report because I am feeling like a snooze button smackin' slacker :p j/k

Motorcycle Mike - Sober Biker said...

What's up with all that running? And 3:51 am?
I'll bet your report went great. You possess the peaceful spirit that prevents bullys and brutes from taking over. Guaranteed!

Mike

Shannon said...

q quike couple mile bike ride and a quick couple mile run..??? you amaze me... one day I will get there one day
how do you get up so early to do all this? I am amazed
good luck with your report! hugs

Sober Chick said...

Running 3 miles in that time is INCREDIBLE!!! One of Mitch's fears when he began teaching a few years ago was the possibility of getting stumped by a student's question, fearful he may not know the answer. However, the best answer he has discovered is honesty, and if he does not know it he will tell this. In some sense, we learn from this, that which we do not know. I admire this qaulity of him.

You will do great! You have walked thru soooo many fears you have a beautiful armor to wear when facing other fears!

Big Hugs!

Sober @ Sundown said...

Hope your annual report went smoothly....

lash505 said...

That is great that you can do something that you seem to enjoy. I you were drunk 3 miles might have taken 3 days.

Diego said...

You must have a good acting coach!

Gwen said...

Hope your meeting went well. I will have to read on to see if there is more. Also hope you enjoyed that morning bike ride. I want a bike!