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Preparation and Anticipation

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Since I'm going to be teaching Astronomy (again) this year, I decided to go out and watch the Perseid meteor shower last night. Full moon (I was warned) and cloud cover meant that didn't work out, so I went in after about an hour of seeing nothing. Set my alarm and woke up - and actually got up!!! - at 3:30. In about an hour's time I saw 5 shooting stars. Going to take that as a good omen for the school year, especially since the moon was still full and I have a LOT of light pollution around me.

Got in my 30 minutes of stationary bike, good breakfast, nice relaxing shower, then fell asleep for about 4 hours. It's Saturday, I get to relax - right? The rest of the day went well - fun game playing and good food tracking.

Oh, and while I'm thinking about it, last week with the family was absolutely fine. Since there was no workout machine (mom bought an elliptical but it wasn't put together before I left), I got up every morning and went walking - 3 mornings I walked twice because the first time I left before SIL was awake. A few evenings I had to wait until almost midnight to get my Wii workout in, but that was okay. AND I got SIL and mom on the Wii balance board. SIL has balance issues, but she was getting better with practice. My toddler nephew even bowled with mom and me.

Still worried about starting school next week and how that will mess with my program. I have a plan, and intend to make it work:
Before school: ride bike
After school: walk when it cools off
Evenings: Wii games and workouts

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