Preventing burnout with a holiday – 75

Last year I did not have any holiday; I was too focused on my study to think about taking any time off. Last time I spoke of a holiday was because I had not had any and had made the resolution to take more time off in future as to not get burnt out. IContinue reading “Preventing burnout with a holiday – 75”

Running my first half-marathon – 74

The results are in; I completed the half-marathon in two hours and three minutes – tell my knees that. For the first time in my life, I have entered a physical event, a half marathon, and I have done adequate training. During my training, I took note of how I felt during each run andContinue reading “Running my first half-marathon – 74”

Running a half-marathon – 73

I am going to be running my first half-marathon tomorrow. Before this year, the farthest I have run is eight miles, and that was six years ago. In training I have run ten miles; I am hoping that the adrenaline of the occasion will carry me to the finish line. It may well be theContinue reading “Running a half-marathon – 73”

Do you know what you want to do with your life? – 72

Well, for those of you that have been following my recent posts, I have relatively exciting news for you: I remembered to order coffee this week. I certainly needed the exogenous boost this week as it has been physically exhausting. It was a combination of long days working in the lab and extra training runs.Continue reading “Do you know what you want to do with your life? – 72”

Learning the hard way – 71

I have done it again; these words are coming from the mind of an un-caffeinated coffee addict. Once again I have failed to inform my partner, who handles our online shopping delivery, that we are low. I feel quite absent-minded and uber susceptible to distraction, but I will get through this post even if IContinue reading “Learning the hard way – 71”

Mental resilience through increased stress – week 70

My to-do list is peaking at the moment. I have come to the beginning of what is potentially going to be a couple of unusually busy weeks. But first, I need to tell you something about my state of being. I had my first ‘proper’ boxing class yesterday afternoon, and I am still feeling theContinue reading “Mental resilience through increased stress – week 70”

The new and the old – week 65

I am sitting here waiting on one of those recent phenomena; I am waiting for a new keyboard and mouse to be delivered by Amazon’s prime service. Once this delivery has arrived I can engage in one of the oldest and greatest phenomena that humanity has ever created; I can return my library books. IContinue reading “The new and the old – week 65”