I’ve enjoyed the relative stability of the last two weeks – it has been good to catch up with my California friends and to get into a regular routine of exercise and healthy eating. It will be a challenge to maintain good habits once I am on the road again, but with a bit of good organization it will be possible. A pair of running shoes, a skipping rope, a resistance bungee and a pair of dumbbells make up my mobile gym.
Despite the disruption to my training routine, I am excited to be back on the road. It is an opportunity to clear out any superfluous possessions that had started to accumulate – to clear out the clutter, both literal and metaphorical. Travelling helps me find a clearer sense of perspective and priority.
P.S. The details – for those who are really interested/really practical/really have another two minutes to spare:
Packed in the back of Quackers are bags and cases of clothing categorized by the various activities over the next two months, which will include: the Brocade conference in San Francisco, meetings in Seattle, speeches in Hawaii, a road trip to Minnesota, dog-sledding in Ely, and Christmas in Toronto. Temperatures will probably vary from 75F/24C (Hawaii) to 0F/-18C (Minnesota).
Also coming along are the sleeping bag from my boat (just in case I end up in a snowdrift), a couple of months’ supply of vitamins and LaraBars, the new Tanita scales, and the seed sprouterthat arrived just a few days ago, courtesy of eBay.
I’d been eagerly awaiting the seed sprouter, keen to get my sprouty superfoods again, but the timing is not ideal – the back of a truck is not the best place to be starting a vegetable garden. There again, if I managed to grow sprouts on the wave-lashed deck of a rowboat in mid-Atlantic, a truck-back-veg-garden might be worth a try. I’ve got a square bucket to put the sprouter in to prevent spillage, so it just might work…
[photo: me with Quackers in January this year, Washington State]