Grinding Away

I am still not reaching my goals for chess study. First, I was sick - really sick - last Friday. I missed a day of work and slept all day Friday. Saturday was better and Sunday better still. The other issue is I’m still preparing for summer camps and not quiet on top of things there, plus I’m updating my accounting system for chess.

I need to get those things done and out of the way during the upcoming holiday weekend. Having missed a day of work, and having projects to make up will increase that challenge.

On the plus side, I’m getting on the treadmill more regularly, eating better, exercising better. There is room for a lot of improvement in this area but just to be doing it consistently is a start - and it takes at least a month and a half before consistent effort turns into habit.

Still, if scales are to be believed, I’m down a total of 13 pounds from my high point. That;s a positive I can build on.

More importantly, my last couple of walks on the treadmill have been pain free in my feet (a rarity) - and haven’t involved significant muscle tightening in my left calf - also an infrequent big plus. Here’s hoping this is the new norm - it makes is psychologically easier to exercise.

Kevin Bachler