Slow Going

The going is still slow.  I have had very little opportunity to run lately with the continued pain in my shoulder.  Don't count me out, because the day will come when this affliction is healed and you all will be needing to watch your back once again. :)

Tim Wilson -

I have taken to reading.... for Smart People

Since I have not been able to run much lately I decided I needed something to do with my time. If you know me at all you know that is not true. Time is a more precious commodity than nearly anything I can think of.

I have, however, decided that I needed to do a lot more reading. I have quite a list of books I would like to read, many already in my possession waiting for the right time. I was recently given the opportunity to read a new book before it's official release called Personal Development for Smart People by Steve Pavlina.

In contemplating reading Personal Development for Smart People I was afraid that I was not the target audience, but I quickly re-qualified myself by fixing my mp3 player myself without having to call the manufacture this time. Maybe I am "Smart People" :)

Steve Pavlina is a very successful blogger over at

When I started to read the introduction I started getting concerned that this book was not for me. Steve is very open and candid about his past and at first started to turn me off. I kept plugging and decided I would not judge the book by my first impression. My opinions quickly started to change and Steve started to build confidence as he was wrapping up the introduction.

The book is broken down in two parts, one explaining the seven fundamental principles of personal development, and the second part explaining how to apply these seven principles. I have to admit, at first read I do not agree with everything that is said, however I still have been able to learn a lot and if nothing else the book has spurred me on to thinking about it more in both the areas I agree and the areas I disagree.

Personal Development for Smart People was just released this past week and I think is worthy of the time spent to read it. I would recommend reading it with an open mind, but also keeping reserved your personal belief system.

Tim Wilson -

It saw it's shadow

This past Thursday afternoon I went back to see the doctor concerning my collar bone. This appointment was a follow up to see how everything was healing and to discuss the removal of the pin. I was looking forward to this appointment because this pin can be oh so uncomfortable at times, and is truly in the way many times.

I wasn't very optimistic, and was actually kinda concerned that it wasn't time yet because the bone still seems to be clicking every so often meaning that it is still moving a bit. The last thing I want to happen is the bone re-break after the pin is removed.

Well, the day came and the xrays were taken. Things are healing but not fast enough to warrant the removal of the pin yet. So, in ground hog day's terms, the pin saw it's shadow and we will have two more months of the pin. The doctor did go ahead and have me schedule the surgery and I will be having the pin removed the second week in December. That gives my body two more months to heal, and will mean that I will have had the pin in my shoulder for 6 months by the time it is done. Quite the setback to getting 1000 miles in this year :(

I will be able to continue the little running that I am doing now, but may have to cool it a bit right after the pin comes out for a little bit, we will have to see when the time gets closer.

Tim Wilson -