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The Markets are Getting in the Way

October 9, 2008

The past month has not been very easy.  In fact it has been the most incredibly intense month of my career; I am an analyst at an investment management firm.  I don’t make healthy choices when I’m under stress, and a 20% decline in a couple weeks is definitely stress inducing. 

So how am I doing on my short term goals for October, which are my first step towards Flanders next April?

1)Master the Breathing Techniques set forth in Cyclo-Secrets.  I am progressing well here.  I actually work on many of the breathing techniques in my car on my commute to the office in the morning.  I have to work on other breathing techniques when I look at my quote screen!

2)Concentrate on nutrition by focusing on meal planning.  Not happening.  Not good.  My weight is negatively correlated with the markets: when they go down, it seems my weight goes the other direction!

3) Increase upper body and back strength  I haven’t done as much as I has hoped.  I was hoping to hit the gym a few times a week to work on my upper body and back.  I think I have gotten there two times to work on strength training.

4) don’t neglect my core!  I have been doing my core workouts: short and intense.  I have been able to fit them in around everything else.  hurray.

I did have a chance to do a yoga workout last night, and that felt great.  I am glad Graeme taught me the benefits of yoga, I have really come to enjoy doing it!!

Also on a positive note, I am going away for the weekend with my cycling buddies.  We have rented a house in central PA and are looking forward to doing some low-key autumn riding on unfamiliar roads!