In which I talk about fitness and the road ahead...
So once again I am unhappy with my level of physical fitness having let it slide a lot with work and other stress getting in the way. I need a new ridiculous goal but first I need to get back to my old fitness levels. I'm back on the old horse having started running everyday again and I've rejoined the gym. Expect a longer post in about 2 weeks time about how things are going.
I'm thinking my next "ridiculous challenge" should either be Tough Mudder or an ultra marathon (~40 miles not one of the 100 mile ones).
Why Tom 3.5? Well my last fitness drive was Tom 3.0. This isn't entirely a new leaf it's just me reminding myself to get back to what I was doing and hopefully take it further.
Life Plan (2014)
These are my goals for the next 10 years. I'm going to start posting the one year goals each January instead of having fixed New Year's Resolutions.
- Start learning Guitar (again)
- Start learning Piano
- Get a job
- Finish my PhD
- Don’t have a fat graduation photo
- Receive my QSA at Windsor
- Receive my DofE Gold
- Write more short stories
- Enroll on another marathon/Tough Mudder
In 5 Years:
- Be earning £40k+
- Be married or almost married
- Have a published book
- Have worked towards grades in Piano
- Grade 5 music theory
In 10 Years:
- Have children
- Grade 8 Piano
- Have several published novels
So I'm in full thesis writing mode at the moment but that doesn't mean I'm constantly writing. I do procrastinate (though usually with other jobs I need to get done) and this brilliant article explains why that's helpful: http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2014-06/17/jorge-cham-phd
State of the Thesis
The thesis is currently 122 pages long with 29,206 words and 154,203 characters.