I should remember the following gems in the article I found in the following tweet.
"If I could offer one piece of advice to incoming freshman, it would be to learn to take care of themselves"… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…—
WordPress.com (@wordpressdotcom) May 23, 2017
But if I could offer one piece of advice to incoming freshman, it would be to learn to take care of themselves—because they are about to be surrounded by people who often have the misconception that racking up achievements and accolades is more important than leading a happy, healthy, and fulfilling life.
the real lesson of grit is the importance of working hard at a sustainable pace, without any expectation of immediate payoff.
Should we encourage our children to work hard? Absolutely. But young people need to learn that grit is only effective when coupled with restorative activities like sufficient sleep, exercise, a well-balanced diet, meditation, walks in nature, and time off. Research shows that these basic yet essential self-care habits result in greater focus and productivity, not to mention increased creativity, better decision-making, and stronger emotional intelligence.
It is almost December. I couldn’t yet swing a 30kg kettle-bell non-stop for 50 times as I hoped at the start of the year.
But, last night I swung three rounds; each round non-stop for 30 times.
So I still count that as progress from the beginning of the year.
I must admit, the last ten swings of the third round felt terrible.
Today I ran the WWWP5K with fellow Automatticians at this year’s Grand Meetup in Whistler, Canada.
This happens to be the 30th 5K since my first 5K as part of the last year’s WWWP5K.
Full map of the run:
I am happy that I got to run my with my lovely coworkers and that my run stats have improved from last year’s.
Yesterday I ran at a running event called Round the Bays. According to their website, it is one of the world’s largest fun runs and New Zealand’s largest mass participation sporting event. It is a 8.4km walk / jog / run from the city along the waterfront to St Heliers Bay, one of the rich suburbs.
My employer paid the participation fee and gave a nice bright orange tee shirt. This is not the only reason I ran though. I wanted to experience how it is like running among thousands of people wearing a bib. And I wanted to see where I stand among some of my super fit coworkers.
I did not practice specifically for this event. I run a 5k every Sunday. So this is my weekly run, just in the different part of the city, with thousands of other runners.
I ran 8.47 km non-stop in 39:42, my best. I stood at 13 among 187 coworkers and 635 overall among 19,619 participants. I’m pleased with my time and ranking.
Now what? a half-marathon? marathon? Nothing. I am not getting carried away by this result. Keeping my weekly tiny 5-8k running routine is important to me than any grand goals.
The official result:
Flat abs comes at a price. Fat abs are free.
Nine years ago on this day my sweetheart and I exchanged rings, six months after exchanging our hearts.
I dead-lifted 60 kg for the first time on a 20 kg bar holding a 20 kg plate on its each side.
At 15%, my body fat percentage falls in the fit range. I only need to shed 2% to fall in the athletic fat range.
Today has been pretty awesome.
“I forgot my exercise gear.”
What is the lamest excuse you have heard?
Here is the summary of my workouts in January 2016.
11 high intensity workouts.
5 five kilometer plus runs, once every Sunday.