Reflections on the Grind

thoughts on training and life of an introvert

Four things Friday

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1. Though I cook my own breakfast and dinner at home now, I am still having problems with lunching outside. At this particular food stall in KU cafeteria, they used to serve a chicken steak with a small salad and some potatoes. I went there the other day and they gave me pasta and bread on the side instead. Visited them again and found that they have permanently eliminated the vegetable sides. Who substitute pasta for vegetables? I guess the majority of their customers (most are teenagers) like pasta with fancy sauce more than plain old greens. So there went one of the few places in the cafeteria I could get a fresh salad. Vegetables from other food stalls are mostly stir-fried with soybean oil, and cooked with sugar. A lot of vendors follow the same formula: a big pile of rice and some fried stuff. Cheap and fast, and not so healthy. They should provide more choices.

2. Talking about unhealthiness, in the past couple days, I spent time commuting 4 h daily. Then I had to sit in all-day meetings/lectures. At coffee breaks, we got up, just to be served sweet baked goods, and then resumed more sitting. This “modern” way of life is killing me slowly. I try to walk around as much as I can during the day, and reduce prolonged sitting.

3. Last week we got some bananas (homegrown), so I made a small batch of ice cream. First time making it. Quite good, and simple.

bananas

bananas

banana ice cream

banana ice cream

4. Football is fun! Been getting up to catch some Euro semis action, the matches which Spain and Italy won. Now I don’t know who to cheer for in the final as I like both teams. Casillas, Iniesta, Xavi, Fabregas, Buffon, Chiellini, Pirlo, Balotelli. All great players. Hoping for a good, entertaining game.

When I got up to watch a game (~ 2 am), I ran for a shorter time later that day. My rule: if I sleep less, I run less.

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Written by Rop

June 29, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Posted in food, health

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