Thursday, July 18, 2013

Doing things the All-and-Nothing way

There's something to be said for slow and steady.

But slow and steady is not my life recently.  Instead, I've been energetically and exclusively focused . . . on  a variety of things.   Sort of like serial monogamy, but with aspects of my life instead of with romantic partners.

Last weekend, my boys went out of town and I had three days where I just threw myself into math.   (Remember, for me, math is fun).  For three days, except for a tiny bit of exercise and pauses to eat, the only thing I did was crank out pages and pages of math.  It was GREAT!

Monday was the 15th.  Math was over, but I moved about (running, lifting, biking, running again, swimming, biking, walking, dancing) for 15 hours straight, much as I did on June 15 but a bit less intensely because of the heat.

Another day was devoted just to the grand e-mail catchup.  Another day to committee work.

Last January, when my friend TL designed a marathon training schedule for us, she found one of the many programs that intersperses days of intense work with days of rest.  This summer, I'm discovering how much I like that system for so many different aspects of my life.

At any rate, today is mostly a rest-from-everything day, possibly meeting up with my best friend from childhood, so I'm not going to write much more now.  

1 comment:

  1. Well now I know what to call the way I live! And I'll stop feeling guilty about it. Thanks for sharing. I wish I'd had a teacher like you in high school, I know I could have gone further with math than I did. You are awesome.