Monday, April 23, 2012

Quick Update

These past two days have been FULL - out the door by 6:30 a.m. and back home around 7:30 p.m. It's been tiring, but the days have been good.

Sunday - Completed Stage 6 of NROL4W. There's only one stage left. I haven't decided whether or not I'll start it before I leave for London and then complete it after I get back or just wait until I get back ... we'll see. I've been working on this program for ten months now. I think I'm going to start a new tab on the blog solely about my progress through this strength training program.

Monday - Completed 5 km in 48 minutes; Of that 5 km I jogged 1.5 (though only half a km at a time). I'm slowly easing myself into it.

Busy days in class. I've got to finish preparing my students for their test (the day after I return from London) before I leave for my trip so they've had a lot of work to do, and I've had a lot of lesson planning and lecturing to do!

The Conference:
The conference has been great so far. It's about Globalization and English/English Literature, which is right up my alley as my PhD thesis is about the impact of globalization on attitudes towards learning English in a Kuwaiti context. The talks have been interesting; I feel like it's come at the perfect time to help me refine and strengthen the arguments I've presented in my thesis. One more conference day left.

I'm really glad I've started using my Polar heart rate monitor. I'll write a product review for it soon. I've realized that I'm not burning as many calories as I thought I was. I'll have to really watch my calorie intake. My water intake has been on point and my calories have been pretty good considering I've been eating lunch out these past two days. We'll see how it all totals up in the end.

Gotta get some zzzzz's!


  1. that's interesting about how you arent burning as many cals as you thought... some one left me a comment saying that they burned more than they thought.... i want one so bad. cant wait to read your review. i am a very picky shopper!

  2. Sounds like life is busy!
    Re: running. That is a perfect way to start, lots of walk breaks in between and building it up as you go. Best of luck!!!

  3. Your thesis sounds like it's really interesting. I'm a bit of a word nerd (though you wouldn't gather it from my blog stuff).

    Also... really looking forward to reading your review of the HRM. I want one... but haven't convinced myself I NEED one yet. :)

  4. You always sound interesting to me--your international traveling, studies, and all.

    In 2007, I kept extremely careful track of my calorie input and my *supposed* calorie expenditure, according to treadmills and ellipticals. Obviously those machines were very wrong! I am a "fuel efficient" vehicle, not a gas guzzler, it would appear.

    :-) Marion


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