1. Maintain myself like a real person
Seriously, a real person. That means not being scared of the barber, no more fried spring rolls for dinner, and you know what? I’ve got to get running again. The air here is hazy and polluted, but I just miss the run too much. It’s time to tighten up my personal time schedule and re-commit to becoming a healthier, more presentable person in 2014. And note to self… buy some real dress shoes, mmkay? These moccasins are not acceptable for professionals.
Ok… breaking it down:
- Healthy eating routines
So, how are we doing here? So far, so good. I’ve been getting regular haircuts (STILL HATE IT… but it’s happening, which is something. At least they don’t expect me to talk with them), I’m refraining from eating 3 hours before bed, I got new shoes, and you know what? The running thing has been happening. For two months.
My two year exercise goal is a marathon. I’m pretty sure I can do it, if I stick to it. Here are Erin and I pushing out some of the Vietnamese in order to take a quick pictures with the run logo. We were first across the start line, and not too far behind crossing the finish. For a run that occurred at 3pm in the hottest month, my steady jog and occasional panting walk was an unqualified personal triumph. HCMC’s running scene is in its infancy, but these kinds of runs are becoming more common. Saturday’s run hosted 5,000 runners and a concert by Kelly Rowland (no, really) and some Australian Singing Man.
Obviously, these people have good taste and watch Archer (‘good taste,’ yes, let’s go with that). This was in the middle of the race lineup.
Ok, lookin’ good, Self. Keep it up, self. If you’ve got any experience running in tropical climes, please drop me tips in the comments! And if you’re interested in running that marathon with me on this side of the globe… maybe we can work on that too.