Day 5: Pre-work
My first Cross-Country Meet
After learning a few lessons about financing my journey, I have finally obtain the pre-work to prepare me for the course work. I still remember my high school coach telling the team to go out for the cross country team to condition during off season. Most of the team took at as a joke and I was in that camp unfortunately. However, I quickly realized running long distances is not for the faint of heart. A quick lesson is to pace yourself, as if you sprint off at the start you will quickly see others pass you and your energy struggle to maintain the course. Also, being in the right mind set is key.
Schedule Pre-work and Pace Self
Once I reviewed the pre-work, I sketched out a three week calendar to finish the work. This would provide me a week for each lesson, just in case I needed to revisit any concepts. It is a lot to learn and I feel I may even need to practice a little during the weekends. The first lesson from the pre-work was about being in the right mind set, to accept the fact that we continue to learn throughout life. We must embrace this opportunity to stay curious and exercise that muscle between our ears. Maria Popova, from Brain Pickings, provides a great collection of stories about how to live and what it means to live a great life.