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The Internet made me miss my run

by Steve on August 7, 2010 · 0 comments

“Action expresses priorities.” – Mahatma Gandi

I only had a small window of time in the early morning. I wanted to get in a run before we left to spend the day with friends. I’d be gone all day. I knew my options. Run by 7:30 or don’t run at all. I’m trying to get a little exercise every day. I like it. The run is refreshing. It helps me clear my head and start my day. It’s important to me.

So what happened?

The Internet, of course. The clock quickly ticked by as I gazed at my computer. With its email, Twitter and Facebook updates, I had to look. What about all the stock reports, weather updates and opinions? Oh, the opinions. The blogs sucked me in today. Father blogs, personal development blogs, marketing blogs, business blogs…just one more blog.

Have you been there?

I was reading Seth Godin. That’s pretty good, right? I don’t think Seth would be proud of me.

What are you doing online? Is it important? Is it good? Are you better for it? Did you make more money, improve your health, achieve more because of what you did online?

What about your kids? What were they doing while you surfed the internet?

I’m not suggesting that I or anyone else give up the Internet. It’s too important and too valuable in this day. All I’m saying is that I missed my run because of it. Or, was it because of me? Oh, yeah, this was my choice. I manage my time.

I think I learned a lesson.

Tomorrow I choose to run.

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