Today’s Agenda: 6-mile run
Readers have asked what is a passion bucket. It originated on the college football season at Rick Neuheisel’s press conference 2 years ago as UCLA’s new coach. The phrase has hit mainstream. Kobe Bryant dropped “passion bucket” during a post-game interview, Dan Patrick’s passion bucket “is full” and he haggles guests to drop a passion bucket during post-game conferences and other public events.
So, I awoke with a passion bucket less than full. I gave my teeth an extra long brushing, taking long as possible to get out the door.
Eventually it had to happen. The fresh air didn’t excite me. I felt like going back to bed so the resulting run surprised me.
As my feet got moving, my motivation improved. The uninspired movements I began with, suddenly became effortless motions. My head looked straight forward, strides became more even, and my breathing became repetitious.
Approaching the turnaround point, I glanced at my watch. I was holding a sub 10-minute pace up to that point.
Halfway home, the sweat from my forehead showered my body. My shirt became a wash cloth. The sun had come up. It was nearing 7:00 a.m. and the heat was on the rise.
That effortlessly perfect stride transformed into flailing arms and frantic breathing. Luckily my legs kept me moving – kind of. I had to take a couple walk breaks which revived me enough to finish.
Word of Advice: Wonder how much to drink during a hot summer run, take a sweat-rate test. Weigh yourself naked before and after a hot one-hour run. Each pound lost translates to 16 oz of fluid that you sweated away – and about how much you need to drink per hour.
Go out and fill your passion bucket,