In one of my earlier posts I talked about how important it is to have an exercise routine to keep fit. This post is about how I get the most out of my current fitness level on a particular day or an event.
Last year I fractured my fibula, it was the first time I had to recover from an injury. In this post I recapped my runs with stats, before and after injury, and kept a journal of how I felt during each run and how long it took to get back to where I was before getting injured.
Why did I go? For work – Leaving Vancouver in summer is never easy, but bills have to be paid, and this job in particular was ideal in several ways… turned out better than I thought!
“While exercise is attractive in theory, it can often be rather painful in actuality, and the discomfort of exercise is more immediately felt than its benefits” this is from an article titled “The Effects of Exercise on the Brain”, written by a biology student, McGovern, in 2005. He also talks having a routine and the pains & rewards that come from exercising. I think it’s a good follow up to my Fitness 101: Routine blog post with some scientific research behind it!
Why did I go? This was my first international work as a geologist, and I knew I would meet and travel with several Turkish geologists and other locals. In addition, I had the option of spending several days on my own for leisure travel. Work and pleasure!
Why did I go? After visiting big cities in Spain, it was time to switch gears and visit a small town. Situated conveniently along my travel route, it was an easy choice. I didn’t know at the time it would turn out to be my favorite small town in Europe up to date. Peaceful, calm and beautiful is how I describe this town. Short of partying, this town has something special to offer for couples or solo travelers.
I was in Buenos Aires (BA) for a total of 4 weeks over my 2 visits in December of 2009 and 2012. Pretty much every day I was there I picked a neighborhood and walked/biked/jogged its streets. They say Buenos Aires is the Paris of South America. I say it’s more than that.