Friday, April 27, 2007

Re-inspiring Myself

I have not been feeling wise or even that productive lately so hence the lack of blog entries. Yes, I have excuses like travel and being busy. But I pride myself in being a no excuses persons so do not accept that.

So this weekend, I will dig into my arsenal of tricks to get more productive. The simplest thing I need to do is spend some time cleaning up clutter in my work area. And it is a good start to be up early today. I have already got a ton of stuff done.

I have been running a bit more than usual. The weather has been great (even though I often run on a treadmill so that should not matter much). I am planning on running the Ottawa Marathon at the end of May so need to get my mileage up. I am not sure it is smart to try to prove how to run a marathon on little training. I always want to be in good enough shape to run a half marathon without additional training but to run a full marathon, I need to add a long run to that. Last weekend, I ran 18 miles which is the longest I have run for a while. I do find the long runs tire me a bit.

I have not even read much lately. I did read an interesting but perhaps not as scientific book as it purports to be called "The China Study". It is a book on health that studies longevity and disease. It talks a lot about negative things like cancer. The gist of the message is be vegetarian - or more specifically - be vegan (no meat, fish, eggs or dairy products). I do not eat red meat but have not taken the leap to full vegan although I do eat vegan a few times per week or more.

I am looking forward to the weekend. Gives me time to get on top of things.

Off to run (but not for long - my first meeting means I need to leave shortly after 7).


At 12:12 PM, Blogger Jeff said...

Good luck with the training! Maybe I will see you there amongst the 3598 other people running the marathon.

At 10:22 AM, Blogger Tuco said...

Try Michael Pollan's "The Omnivore's Dilemma" (it actually comes out in paperback in August).
Pollan is indeed an omnivore, but it is a fascinating look at the North American food industry and how the food that we eat (especially the meat!) gets to our tables.

Good luck with the running!


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