Week 1: better than expected
Sunday, August 11, 2013
This week was so much better than I expected.
Workload was high as I anticipated, but the two client visits went very well, and I spread out Thu+Fri work to Saturday, working from home 6-7 hours on each day - somehow it took the pressure off, and I still have Sunday to rest.
Eating went well, and I exercised an hour or more every day.
We had extreme heat Mon-Fri but cooled down for Sat.
I accepted the fact that things can go wrong on my project will probably go wrong, and I do my best to reach best outcome, I don't take it granted. This too takes off the pressure.
I slept amazingly well during the week, about 7 hours at night and 1-2 hours in the afternoon heat when I was at home.
Sunday morning was cool, 19 oC / 66 oF and I went for a 10K run in the forest (usual 7K route + a 3K steep hill segment). Took an ice/water mix (2:1) in my hydration backpack, it was great - water ran out at the last walk break, so next time I'll bring 1:1 mix.
I noticed last week that there is quite a lot of ragweed along the road where I leave my car.
The pollen of this plant is highly allergenic, causing severe airway allergies.
I forgot to bring my camera both on Fri and Sun, and a picture is required to report ragweed to authorities (who hopefully will ensure the area is cleaned).
I didn't feel like going home for the camera, so instead I spent half an hour pulling out ragweed, and I cleaned a good length of roadside and the plants are not in flower yet so didn't emit the dangerous pollen. But there is so much left...
Maybe I'll go back after lunch, take a photo an report it eventually.