So far at E3 this week, my balance between work and training has matched the Lakers-Celtics series. Round 1 went squarely to training. Decisively. Woke up early to spin and fit in a yoga class before two parties Monday night. Yesterday, training won out too. Swam at 6 a.m. and still managed to attend two cocktail parties last night. Today, work wins. Hands down. I thought I'd be able to wake up early to fit my 2.25-hour brick workout in before a packed day at the convention. No dice. Six a.m. came and went on my alarm clock. So did 7. Right up until 8:30 a.m. I've got meetings until 4:30 p.m. today so I'm hopeful to bolt immediately after to make the 5:30 p.m. start at Griffith Park. I've got one cocktail party tonight but it's not urgent I attend. Worse comes to worse, I'll make this my day off this week and push the brick to Friday, when the show is already over for me.
As for games I want to check out, well, Bulletstorm is at the top of the list. As is Call of Duty: Black Ops. Throw in some Medal of Honor, Dead Space 2 and Killzone 3, and I'm a happy man.
But I'll be even happier if I can still manage to balance work and training effectively.
One lesson I have learned this week is still related to Lakers-Celtics. I have a better appreciation for not being able to "get up" for certain days of training, just like a basketball team might not have the intensity necessary to win every game in a long series. Sometimes, fatigue really does trump your best intentions. That's what happened to me this morning, and like the Lakers, I don't panic or anything. I just wait for the next opportunity to show up and put in the effort.
That said, the Lakers better f-ing show up tomorrow night. No excuses. Especially against Boston.
My prediction? Lakers by 5. I called the Lakers in 7 at the beginning of the series but almost lost belief when Andrew Bynum got hurt. But he's shown me a lot by toughing it out despite his terrible knee injury. It's inspirational as I continue my training.
Now, work wins again. I have to cut my post short and get ready for a day of meetings. And hopefully a solid workout.
154 days and counting.