The Thoughts of a Frumpy Professor

............................................ ............................................ A blog devoted to the ramblings of a small town, middle aged college professor as he experiences life and all its strange variances.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Thursday Thoughts

Yesterday, I accidentally overslept and did not hit the trail until 6:30am.  I only ran three miles because I had to meet my trainer at the U.  He put me through the ringer yesterday and I am sore as hell.  But he did say there was significant progress and I can actually feel my upper body is stronger than it used to be, so he is guiding me well, even though going to muscle failure is had and kind of embarrassing feeling.  When I got home from work - around 5 yesterday, I forced myself out to run the two miles I needed to get to 5 miles total yesterday.  It is not the same as doing it all at once, I know, but it was the best way I could cope with my own damn idiocy in getting up late.  At least I kept to my goal of running five miles.   Afterwards, I went with my youngest son to eat at Tim Hortons and we also had ice cream.  Then we went to see a movie together.

I just finished my five miles for today and this time it was five continuous miles like usual.  As usual, I am now on the back porch with the dog as she does her "thing".  Also as usual, I am having my morning pipe.  I have been successful in not taking work home in the evenings thus far.  It has been a little tough sometimes, where I know pressing deadlines are looming, but I think it is a good idea.  It is also forcing me to work faster and harder when I am at the U.   I am hoping I keep the quality up, though, even with working faster and in a more "rote" fashion.  I have to do that to a degree to keep up on things.  But if quality ends up suffering and I start messing some things up, that would be bad for me and for the Department.



Blogger Sharon said...

Good Morning! I slept in a bit and it was luxurious!

I hope this squeeze on your time doesn't burn you out. Do you teach or are you an administrator or counselor?

Nice to go out with your son for dinner and a movie, I'll bet he enjoyed that!

Have a happy day!

Thursday, 19 October, 2017  
Blogger yellowdoggranny said...

I ran a total of 5 miles in about 3 months..does that count?

Thursday, 19 October, 2017  
Blogger peppylady (Dora) said...

I have trouble being consitent in walking let lone running.
Coffee is on

Thursday, 19 October, 2017  

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