Saturday, February 16, 2008

Failed Already

So much for New Year resolutions and good intentions. That didn't last long, did it? To all, and in particular Jen, my apologies for my laziness and lack of effort. No promises, but I hope to be a little better in the future.

In many respects, life has been running at about 100 mph, particularly with the new job. In terms of learning curve, climbing Everest would be easy in comparison.

It looks like the new job is going to be really good and challenging. There is an awful lot to learn, but I'm fast becoming an expert on left hand shower baths with unitary mixer units and soft close toilet seats - yes, I'm in the bathroom suite business, and it is a lot more comples that I thought.

But more, we are also the primary UK bathroom delivery company, so I am also expected to know how freight transportation and route planning is worked out. All in all, I think this is a job that I can really get my teeth into, leaving very little time for getting bored.

Outside of work, I've turned 55 (whoopee!) half a stone heavier (that's 7 lbs in US weight) than I was before Christmas, and I need to get started to lose it and get back some fitness. Last week I did our local hill, Rivington Pike, and was quite pleased at the reletive ease I had getting up it, but my main goal for this year is walking a few more of the fells in the Lake District. I really want to do the Langdale Pikes (mainly because there is a great pub at the end of it) and one of the big three; Skiddaw, Scarfell Pike or Helvelyn. Cumbria has to be, to my mind, one of the prettiest places in the UK with opportunities for all people to enjoy the countryside, whatever their age or ability.

Finally, still waiting for my redundancy payment so I can start looking for a new bike. Lots of ideas for what I want, but in the end, it will depend on price.


sandegaye said...

I'm glad that your new job is going well.. even w/ all the challenges.
Dan & I just started on Weight Watchers.. we were many stones up!
He lost 10# in 2 wks, & I lost 9.. so we're happy. And it's a lifestyle that can be used for the long haul.

libhom said...

I'm not capable of doing the whole New Year's resolution thing myself. When I've made changes in my life, I have done it by building up gradually at a time of year that feels natural to me.

I guess different people motivate themselves in different ways.

Jen said...

No worries. I think if you've gained a stone, I've gained at least a small boulder! Sheesh. I am not good with resolutions either. Baby steps work best for me. I must admit, I love your workout routine that fits a pub into the end of the workout.

I can also relate to being crazybusy. Things are going well here. Of course, no change in baseball teams! MY GOD. That would be sacreligious. If anything, I will get to see the Red Sox play more often when then come to Baltimore to play the Orioles. Spring Training starts at the end of the month. Get your caps ready!

Jen said...

PS. Happy Birthday!

Jen said...

Where are you? Baseball season is about to start. I started a new BFL challenge. Spring is in the air. I miss your updates about family and such.