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This week’s Word is COMPLACENT
What does “Complacent” mean?
…being satisfied with how things are and not wanting to try to make them better
Besides people in my life (and yes we can become complacent with relationships too), there are are few important areas where I could become complacent.
As a teacher and district technology director, complacent was never in my vocabulary. I used to spend endless hours on my lesson plans to make sure that my students were successful. I think I gave them 150%. Thanks to FB, I can keep in touch with some of my favorite students (as the 2 below that I visited in CA.)
In my 2nd career, I wrote grants, gave workshops, etc trying to help administrators and teachers integrate technology in to their teaching. It was exhausting but I loved it.
I definitely feel more complacent in job #3. Of course, I want to improve things but I am less in control of the outcomes and as I approach retirement (if I ever can afford to retire), I want less stress in my life.
My first health-related obsession was tennis. I used to play almost everyday. I took lessons and played on many teams. Unfortunately my natural talent was less than my desire to be great. I improved from 2.5 to 3.0 and have remained at that level.
Since I became serious about running, I quit all my tennis teams and just play once a week (except for during my annual tennis vacation in May.) I play for fun so I say but of course, I want to win.
I may be complacent about speed drills, hill repeats, intervals, etc but I do want to improve. I want to be a faster runner.
I run 3-4 times every week even in hot and freezing conditions. I sign up for races – LOTS of them in hopes of getting better.
I never run a race without my Garmin and check my split paces after each race.
Because I’m old, I do win a lot of age group awards. Many runners even think I’m fast. But I know better.
So I may not PR anymore but I will TRY my best to do so.
I do hate to admit it but I am complacent about stretching, strength training, and even eating healthy (I don’t use protein powder, never had a smoothie or an electrolyte drink. I buy frozen veggies rather than fresh, eat frozen waffles & pizza and the list goes on and on.)
Yes, I know I should. And unfortunately, I probably won’t until something hurts. Sad but true!
Happy Running! Are you complacent about anything?