Nick Kirsch

2023: Roaring Ambitions, Timid Expectations

Happy New Year! Another trip around the sun. I had fun explaining to my niece this morning our system of time tracking tied to celestial bodies. It all started with: “I have a question. How many Christmases in a year?” This was the first full year of triathlon training, and there were many ups and downs. I entered the year having completed my first 70.3 tri and nervous for my second (in March).

Habit: Routine

Most weeks are heavily driven by my calendar - and at the moment, a lot of external calendars as well. On Sunday, after I get my weekly plan from my coach, I align my fitness goals with my family and fortune (i.e. work.) Between Teresa using Training Peaks to prescribe my workouts, reserved gym classes I attend at SSP, the pool schedules at QA / Ballard, Taekwondo with the family, and finally, work - not to mention the ad-hoc - this takes some juggling.

Habits via Streaks

Over eight years later - starting out with only six habits to focus on, then 12, and now up to 18 - I’m still a daily Streaks user and determined to keep improving. My sister Katrina often asks me about my habits, so this is dedicated to her. If it does someone else good, that’s awesome, otherwise I’m happy with the time capsule to myself. This blog entry satisifies Journal and Finish, as I consider my blog to be a public journal entry, and I have a recurring monthly todo I can check off.