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 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!