Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Nothin' like...

There's nothing like sitting in a classroom in a foreign country with stomach cramps and diarrhea waiting for your turn to teach. Thankfully, my coworkers were able to cover for me, and I went back to my room to rest and find my Imodium. I had to wait 2 hours to take it b/c I'd eaten some lunch. Hopefully it's done it's job (so far so good, tho my stomach still hurts off and on).

I'm supposed to teach first tomorrow, so even if tomorrow goes like today, I'll at least have accomplished part of why I came here. (I was ok this morning but got progressively worse over time.) This sucks being sick b/c I was hoping to finally work out today. On the other hand, my sunburned skin appreciated more time off I'm sure.  (I got pretty sunburned on Sunday.)

On the whole though, I have to say that my last couple of weeks are very likely to have been better than this boy's: http://ourbravelittlelion.blogspot.com/2013/07/chemo-over-yea.html. And my last 18mos have definitely been better than his and his parents' last 18 months. Perspective. Hmmm.

Friday, July 12, 2013

7 Habits of Highly Effective Runners--a Reminder for Myself


1. Create a support network.
2. Set goals.
3. Keep track. (Record all purposeful activity. I haven't been recording biking to work.)
4. Plan ahead. I set up training plans, but I have been bad about planning the workouts into my days and letting other things take precedence.
5. Have reasonable expectations.
6. Stay consistent.  My biggest challenge.
7. See the value. Maybe I'm not? or I'd be consistent?

I could bookmark it, but I rarely go back and look through bookmarks. This will stay relatively prominent for a while.