Week 1 - Day 5 - 896 days remaining

Posted on: Fri, 2019/04/12 - 20:28 By: kevin.klop

it's amazing how much stuff we have to do in life that takes us away from our goals. It's necessary stuff, but it keeps trying to yank our attenion away from what we're trying to accomplish. Today was another day of keeping previous commitments and not making a lot of progress on my goals.

Getting home late last night, I had been standing for about 6 hours - which is a lot more than my hip really wants to do right now.  Ok, I admit.  I wussed out.  I was limping as my wife and I were returning to the car from our appointment and by the time we got home, I was barely making it up the stairs.  So, instead of exercises, on the assumption that I had gotten enough (of the wrong kind, unfortunately) of exercise, I took a hot bath with epsom salts.

Yoday, tomorrow, and Sunday is, or will be, more of the same.  I'm hating not doing the second set of exercises each of these days, but I also don't want to over-over-do it and set myself back.  I still do my exercises in the morning, but the time spent on my feet doing my volunteer work this week is, I feel, enough abuse.  Sunday is my last volunteer gig, then it's back to twice a day exercises.

Meanwhile, every moment I get free is reading about, learning about, sailing... or thinking about fund raising... or brainstorming ideas on how to make this whole concept work.  I realize it's early yet and this attempt is more a marathon than a sprint (or, probably a marathon followed up by a sprint followed by another marathon) but it's chafing to be thinking and planning rather than doing.  It feels like so little progress is being made and I'm watching the days slip away one by one.  It's necessary to do this planning, I know, but it there's not really much visible progress.

So today was starting to dive into a set of books regarding planning and making off-shore passages.  "Off-shore passage" means something like planning to sail across the Pacific Ocean.  I realize that I'm not the one that will have to plan that, but I want to know what goes into it.  That helps me understand what sort of things a "normal" passage should plan for, which then starts questions in my head about what I should plan for.  That becomes lists of stuff to do, things to learn, actions to be taken.

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