I ran for the first time in 2 years yesterday. My performance, as expected, was so-so. Average pace was more than 10 minutes per mile. And today I wake up with my lower body hurts like hell. Can’t even walk normally. Two years ago I was running like crazy, often two or three times per week. I was even thinking about signing up for a 10k or half-marathon. It’s good to have a goal, and the motivation to achieve that goal, and more importantly the will to practice regularly so that I don’t have any excuse for not doing it. After the last summer working like crazy at Uber, this summer I will return to running and cycling, maybe even swimming. No, I don’t have any plan in the near future for a triathlon, but who knows in the next five years.

It was a perfect summer day yesterday. I wake up early and energized. Had my first run for the summer. Had dim sum with friends. It becomes a tradition that we have dim sum roughly every two weeks. I even had time to clean my bicycle, put some air in the tires, and BBQ at night. Cheers to an exciting summer ahead.

If everything goes as planned, I will defend my thesis proposal next week, submit a paper by the end of May and spend June and July writing my thesis. That would be a perfect plan, but you never know. Hope for the best, but plan for the worst.

As I usually told myself, when all of this is over, you will realize it’s not a big deal after all. You can do it. You just need to have motivation and the will to do it. Everything will be alright in the end.

Apr 30, 2017

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