Reflections on the Grind

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Need a break

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Hot day gave me a headache. But I accomplished what I set out to do. Got some work done. Did a little packing. Trained squat and bench. Managed a PB.

Three days remain to clear all the assignments I have. Almost ready to fly. I don’t know why we have to be so busy. I need to get away from all this for a while.

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FitNotes Workout – Saturday 3rd September 2016

** Barbell Squat **
– 40.0 kgs x 10 reps
– 60.0 kgs x 10 reps
– 70.0 kgs x 8 reps
– 70.0 kgs x 8 reps
– 70.0 kgs x 8 reps

** Flat Barbell Bench Press **
– 40.0 kgs x 12 reps
– 50.0 kgs x 12 reps
– 60.0 kgs x 8 reps
– 70.0 kgs x 14 reps
– 80.0 kgs x 11 reps [PR]

** Chin Up **
– 8 reps
– 10 reps

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September 3, 2016 at 8:15 pm

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Off the clock

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Some people like to work all the time. They are their job positions 24/7. They keep working even though they are at home, at party with friends, or out with family. They still talk business on the phone, check work emails, talk about work. Good for them if they enjoy that. That’s not me. I value my break time. When I’m off the clock I don’t want to receive any phone calls from work or to read any emails.

I am not my job. I’m much more than that. I could quit my job tomorrow and do something else.

Thinking about work all the time isn’t healthy for me. By having my time off, I can recharge and give my best when I’m on the clock.

Working eight hours a day, five days a week is enough for me. There is so much out there to do and be outside of work. Life is too short to be working overtime. The remaining 16 hours of each day, and the full 48 hours of every weekend, that’s the time I take a break and enjoy my free time. Off the clock, I’m unemployed. That’s my principle.

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March 18, 2016 at 9:10 pm

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Pink day

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Today is a fun day at the office. We held an admiration event for our retired colleagues. We haven’t had one in many years. It was a nice moment to take the time to appreciate their contributions to the organization.

After that we had a valentine’s day party where we handed out awards and played games. We also don’t do this kind too often. I think we need something like this to be held regularly. It’s good for the team spirit. There’s work to be done but people must be happy first. The whole point of doing anything is to have fun. If you aren’t having fun you should go do something else.

I helped organize the event and we had a really good team. It was a nice little time off before getting back to serious work tomorrow.

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February 15, 2016 at 9:18 pm

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Friday on the road

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Friday’s are nice. They give you hope. After a long work week, when your energy is low, Friday comes and tells you the weekend is just around the corner. It’s time to relax. Time to kick back and enjoy what you enjoy. Time to take care of yourself. Time to recharge for the coming week.

Some Friday’s are better than others. Yesterday was not one of them. I spent 2:15 hours on the road to get back to Bangkok, then another 40 minutes to get home. In the morning I was in the road for 2 hours. So the total of five hours was spent in traffic today. Five hours of my life I’ll never get back. I was drained when I got home. That’s life in the city.

That’s the past though. It’s over with. Today is Saturday and I got to spend a good amount of time in the gym (I will write about it tomorrow). In the afternoon, Nan and I got to have nice meals together. Good times.

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January 30, 2016 at 9:11 pm

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A day’s work

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Going back to office through Bangkok traffic in a van. It’s just past 10 pm. It’s been a full day if work.

This morning I was running late. There was an accident on the road, causing the delay and emptying my car fuel. As the display indicated 0 km range, I went into a panic. Didn’t see a gas station in sight, I parked the car and ran to a nearby gas station which turned out to be less than 100 m away. Got the gasohol in a water bottle then ran back to car. It was too early for that kind of thing.

The whole ordeal could be avoided if I left home a little earlier. Then I would fill up the gas at an earlier station. I was in a hurry to catch a ride and didn’t expect such congested traffic. Life has been a bit out of order these past couple days. I need to do better job being wise.

In the morning we had the last presentations of the workshop. As an organizer I didn’t have the privilege to sit back and put all my attention to the amazing contents being presented by the experts. I had to run around making sure things were running smoothly. My days of being a student in the classroom seem to be gone. I have always enjoyed learning things. These days I am usually in the position of a coordinator, and that’s fine. Everyone has a different role. I feel like I can make a bigger impact this way.

After concluding the event, I went back to the office to clear other works. There are so many other things to get done. The lack of focus is what impedes the progress I think. You need to be specialized to excel.

The evening was spent on a river cruise for a farewell dinner for our guests. It was more business than pleasure. More work to be done.

As long as you are breathing you got to keep living and contributing.

It’s Friday night. Today has been a long day. I’m drained and the weekend is most welcome. The introvert in me needs some cave time.

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January 22, 2016 at 11:23 pm

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Long week

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This is a busy week at work, hosting an event. It’s for a good cause, something I care about, but still, I am drained at the end of every day. The evening traffic is giving me headache. We are spending about 1.5 h each day just to get from the meeting venue back to the office. Blogging from my phone. Not much time to train or prepare quality food. This is not a healthy way to live. But it will soon be over. It has to. This isn’t sustainable. I’m too old for this.

Workload is also a bit much these days. After this event, there are more work awaiting. Big projects are being quickly planned and decided. I do my duty as best as I can. Physically tired, but still mentally there. Just hope the effort will turn into something worthwhile.

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January 21, 2016 at 7:30 pm

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