An exceptionally good day in most respects.
I completed a goodly number of Spanish learning tasks and, after a late start, stuck to the routine in all but three respects.
Those three? A late start, swapping cycling with session 4, and a little 'work' during relaxation and reading times. Making for a ride in bright sunshine and taking little from leisure or wind-down.
The only significant negative is that today's high performance was, in great measure, a bounce-back — from yesterday's collapse.
Lovely bright afternoon for cycling. Spoiled only by the usual:
- Phone zombie encounters
- Non-phone zombie pedestrians in cycle lanes
- Near-death experience from vans turning into Queen street without looking left
And by a noticeable lack of pedal power.
The phone zombie encounters reinforced my conviction that there's little chance of modifying their behaviour — best just get used to waiting for them to shuffle into a more convenient position. Something similar applies to white vans turning into one-way streets — just expect them to do the wrong thing and prepare to brake when they come into view.
I'm guessing that I should attribute the lack of pedal power, and hunger pangs after my ride, to a glycol deficit — induced by last night's over-indulgence. Which is part of the reason I decided to split my usual big tea into a late afternoon snack followed by mid-evening light meal.
I say, partly, because I'd already been thinking of experimenting with more evenly spread eating — in an attempt to moderate mood swings, concentration and energy levels.
Routine Mark 3 — Teaching Days
- Ticks — right activity on time
- Crosses — not done to schedule
- Hyphens — not applicable to currrent routine configuration
|0730 — Get going||✓||✕|
|0845 — Session 1||✓||✕|
|1015 — Break||✓||✓|
|1030 — Session 2||✓||✓|
|1200 — Dinner||✓||✓|
|1245 — Session 3||✓||✓|
|1415 — Break||✓||✓|
|1430 — Session 4||✓||✓|
|1600 — Transition||✕||✓|
|1630 - Riding||✕||✓|
|1800 — Tea||✕||✓|
|1830 — Maintenance||✕||✓|
|1930 — Active leisure||✕||✓|
|2130 — Reading||✕||✓|
|2200 — Review||✕||✓|
|2230 — Wind-down||✕||✓|
|2330 — Bed||✕||✓|
Learning Tasks Checklist
|Word & phrase exercises||✕||✓|
|Research lang. acquisition||✕||✕||List 'issues'||✓||✓||Prepare materials||✓||✓|
|Review this checklist||✓||✓|