"The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep."

Thursday, September 28, 2006


My running partner Bill and I were supposed to meet at Wiley Drive this morning for a quick run of the 3 mile loop along the river but at 5:30 am he called to say he had overslept and wouldn’t be able to make it.

Assuring him it was not a problem, I set out for what became a 6 miler and as I ran I realized Bill’s had a touch of the ROSS or, Repeated Over Sleeper Syndrome here of late. As one might imagine, this disruptive condition causes numerous problems for those afflicted and while theories abound as to its cause, the one at the forefront centers on preoccupation.

I’m pretty sure this is the case with Bill. He recently not only changed jobs but also careers. Consequently, he is currently engrossed in absorbing all the pertinent details relative to his new field. That along with developing and cultivating new associations with a totally different customer base and establishing interpersonal relationships with a new set of co-workers is more than enough to impede anyone’s scheduling capabilities.

Oh yea … he’s also getting married in October.

Don’t worry about it my friend. There’s a lot on your plate right now. Come on back when you’re ready.

“Mental will is a muscle that needs exercise, just like muscles of the body.” - Lynn Jennings

1 comment:

Fe-lady said...

I guess I pulled a ROSS this morning- crawled back into bed and snuggled with hubby instead. It's been a long, tough, week- many workouts and to many things to do at work! We are swimming later, so I don't feel TOO guilty! :-)
Hey, gray hair is sexy on a guy...! From another "over 50" athlete...:-)