Are you ready for 2011? 

I am.

New Job

During my company’s recent reorganization, I was promoted(?) to a new role.  I now manage service operations for the Maryland and Northern VA market, 7 direct reports and about 100 total reports.  It’s going to be a pretty big change for me, as it’s been ten years since I managed people.  It’s also going to be a different pace.  In my old role, I could pretty much manage how quickly things had to get done, it was more strategic.  The new role, because of the scope and responsibility will require quick decisions.  I think I’ll like it, and I’m looking forward to having a great year.

I will have to adjust to being more available and more visible during normal business hours, so there will be less working from home and less flexibility in my schedule.  It was bound to happen.


My foot is pretty much healed, I can walk normally and can run if I must.  I’m going to be out of town for a bit, so I’ll be back to training after the new year – probably the weekend of the eighth.  I think because of the new role at work, I will change my schedule around and train early in the morning two weekdays and train in the morning of both weekend days.  I’ve tried that in the past and it didn’t work out, but I want to give it another go before I go back to training in the evenings. 

I’m not happy about having missed so much time again, but that’s how it goes.  I’m mentally prepared to get back after it, and I’ll post something soon about my plan to get my fitness back and start making progress again. 


Heading to Napa.  Can’t wait!


I committed to writing a lot this year, and may have over extended myself given my new role.  I’m going to try to keep up with my blog, as well as The Grand Crew and Bleacher Report.  But there may be longer gaps in posts as I figure out how to balance things and what my priority will be.

I hope everyone has a safe and healthy start to the new year!


About Paul Stagg

Husband, lifter, MBA in Baltimore, MD. Will post about Powerlifting, politics, Classical Liberalism, Economics, building wealth, self improvement, productivity, heavy music, wine, food, beer, and almost anything else. View all posts by Paul Stagg

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