Today is the first day of the pedometer challenge at work – teams of 4 competing to get the most steps in over the next 6 weeks. As one of my colleagues pointed out, we can totally cheat if we want to, since the steps are self-reported, but that would be defeating the point! Up bright and early and got a nice walk in – definitely noticing the change in the light level and by the end of Oct it could be quite a challenge but it’s fine for now.
I was listening to the This American Life podcast, as usual, and there was a thing on fasting. I’m trying 5/2 at the moment and today is a fast day so it’s basically coffee for breakfast, gazpacho and strawberries for lunch (so Z doesn’t realise I’m doing it, don’t want to make a big song and dance about it) and nothing after that except water and herbal tea. It is quite hard but the mental sharpness is pretty cook. The guy on the podcast who did the fasting didn’t seem to get that, so I’m grateful I do, at least!
The next three days should be quieter at work and I’m hoping to get checking, filing and odds and sods sorted out. The huge pile of checking is getting quite ridiculous now and I have been putting it off for ages. Just need to get on with it ffs, especially as we have Archiving Day next Friday.
- talk to W about IML accounts
- fund admin
- more reading / analysis of plot / idea generation
- Bake Off – not sure it’s helpful to watch this on a fasting day 🙂