Stalled Out, Coast, and Restart

i'm lost

You know when you’re just chugging along down the road and you look up and have no idea where you are and where you are going? You do? Good. That has been the past 8 months of my life.

A little over a year ago I did my 30-Day Experiment by going vegan and running. I lost weight and felt great, but somehow along the way, I lost my direction, my passion, and my inner focused energy. I was waiting for the energy, the passion to return, but it never showed up.

The waiting is over. I’m getting it back. I’m doing something about it!

no drinks

For the month of August, I am passing on all the alcoholic beverages. It ain’t gonna be easy, but I feel that this needs to happen. My weight loss and energy level has stalled out. My running routine is coasting, and I need to restart the dedication to my life. I’m going to need all the extra energy I can muster, so the no drinking decision is a no brainer!

 

But why will I need more energy? What else has changed?!!

Glad you asked.

Starting this fall, I will be teaching at University of Indianapolis, Butler University, and the after school jazz program at Park Tudor instead of being on faculty at IUPUI.  This has been a difficult decision to make. I didn’t come into it lightly, but I feel happy and confident that I have made the correct decision. I need some security in my financial and teaching life, and teaching at UIndy, Butler and Park Tudor is the best way for me to achieve that security.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have a run to catch and a beer not to drink later tonight.

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About richarddole

Professional trombone player in the Indianapolis area. I play, I teach, I write, I have fun!
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One Response to Stalled Out, Coast, and Restart

  1. Ryan North says:

    Good luck! I don’t have anything specific for you… but you could consider what vitamins, nutrients, and minerals your body may be lacking. Perhaps taking some sort of supplement might help your energy level. Or don’t they have caffeinated beer now?

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