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Kicking the Computer Addiction

So... I have a problem. I was thinking today and I realized that I am in front of my computer WAY more than I should be. This occured to me when I woke up from one of my naps and made a beeline for the computer. I then realized that I repeat this behaviour every single time I wake up!

Further, there's no reason for me to be in front of this giant box 'o fun. Well, right now there is because I'm writing a post, but for most of the day I DEFAULT to sitting in front of the computer. I scan through the 30 or so sites I have on my toolbar, even though most of them only update once or twice a day at most.

This is sick! Think about it - none of my interesting stories start of with "So, I sat in front of the computer all day...". Every hour I spend in front of this thing is an hour that my life is NOT getting more interesting. I spend a lot of time online chatting with my friends, which I enjoy, but is that really the best use of my time? Probably not.

Back on the road

On JTeng

I started running 10 years ago because I wanted to lose weight. I ran twice a day - before I went to work and during my lunch break. It sounded crazy but it worked! Since it worked, why not keep up with it. I ignored all other forms of exercise like strength training and just ran. I managed to do that for 10 years and one of my knees finally protested.

This is a lesson learned for me. I completely avoided the basic foundation of building a strong body through various forms of exercises. Running does lead to weight loss but I have to train my body to withstand all the pounding.

The same rule applies when working towards any goal. I should start with the basic foundation of building knowledge and review each step as I work towards the direction of my goal so that I can reduce the possibilities of setback along the way.

To get myself running again, I plan to strengthen my body through a series of exercises. I started a 30 day basic pilates challenge to strengthen my core, glute, thigh and shoulders. I am into my 10th day today. I am still far from a surf babe's body but I am able to survive The Hundred. It will take some time before I am back on the road but I know I will be stronger than before.

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