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Training Log Archive: barb

In the 7 days ending Oct 19, 2012:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 54:08
  Bicycling1 45:00
  Running1 20:00
  Total2 1:59:08

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Friday Oct 19, 2012 #

Orienteering race 54:08 [3]

Thursday evening we had a good JTESC meeting; it was nice to have an actual meeting and even nicer to have it be in-person. I like that we have a group with diverse opinions, but with mutual respect. We made progress on the Rules - we'll be making specific proposal to the Board, with some changes now and JWOC selection changes to come in the next few months. (For 2013 we need to stick with the old rules, since we are already into the period of racing.) We also talked about adding people to the committee. And various other things.

Erin held a course review; all juniors were invited and the senior team came along to help out. After awards, Erin led a meeting of juniors; the topic was training. Saturday there will be another round of course review, and a meeting to start building training plans for juniors of all ages, for the coming year. Erin is a good teacher and coach; I have been so impressed with his methods.

Lots more to say but I'm out of time.

Tuesday Oct 16, 2012 #

6 AM


Here is David's Understanding Islam homework from a few weeks ago:

And his explanation:

In this calligraphy piece, I took the word “Allah” and formed the letters to resemble Arabian architecture. The piece more specifically is meant to portray a mosque; the ل and the ه represent the central building and the initial ا and ل represent a minaret tower. The letters are filled with a design of a design of plants and flowers, growing out of the base of the letters, and then climbing and splitting until they reach the top. The plants represent life and beauty on earth, as well as the human presence—both good and bad, represented by a mixture of the smooth curves on stems and leaves and the sharp points of thorns and corners. The upward growth of the plants portrays the constant struggle of humans to be closer to God; as plants reach to the sun, humans reach to God. The plant-like design is supposed to emulate some Kufic styles that were very monumental, used frequently in stone carving.


On the willpower front, last night was OK (B-). I didn't get everything done on my list (that's the -), but I worked fairly steadily (B) with reasonable efficiency. I managed two very good phone calls, one on rogaining committee business and one on junior team business. I posted information about junior activities at NAOC. I printed a map for this morning's 5th grade orienteering meeting. I started working on today's CSU training map (hill-O in Cambridge). I didn't get my homework done, and I didn't make as much progress on junior team stuff as I'd hoped. I spent some time on Reddit before going to sleep, which is not so great. I made banana bread, and ate some (yum). Had a cup of coffee so I could get up early this morning and finish the CSU map.

Tonight's Hill-O map with streets from Ed:

Monday Oct 15, 2012 #

Running 20:00 [2]

Went to get milk at the corner store 2 blocks away. They were closed. So was the next one. Therefore, managed to get what is for me a significant amount of running.

I am at a low point. I feel out of control.

Problems include lack of willpower and forgetting things and social fear/discombobulation. If you're reading this please don't write me something reassuring or excusing about how I actually get a lot done or forget because I have so much going on, because as much as I'd like to excuse it all myself, it's not working, and these are real problems, they feel hard, and I want to change.

Here is a drawing for you. David made it for Art class. Rhinoceros with hidden birds.


And, a good start. I woke up and decided I would do three things this morning: run to get milk, scan David's rhinoceros, and clean out the camper van. Done! My grade is a B because I did everything (good) but I did it slower than expected (ended up installing scanning software, and spent a few minutes on DailyKos).

Today's 5th grade orienteering has been postponed.

Bicycling 45:00 [2]

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