Read, write, reps: crisis writing edition

 

Reading and Writing

So a deadline sailed past me and I’m riding pretty high on the terror curve. I’m ostensibly coauthoring a chapter with my doctoral supervisor, but my imposter syndrome and procrastination monkey are ganging up on me.

I’m confident about my cognitive abilities; I know I can read and write well. It’s the doing it, or not, that is doing me in. It’s something I have to address, and soon. With a full-time job and a family that I want to be present for, I need to build some more sustainable habits.

REPS

It’s not all doom and gloom, however, as I’ve been pretty good on this side of the ledger. I had a good workout on the weekend:

  • Barbell squats: 72.5kg, 5/5/8
  • Bench press: 47.5kg, 5/5/12
  • Seated cable rows: a bunch
  • Close-grip bench press: 40kg, 12/12/10
  • Face pulls: a bunch

I’ve also been enjoying riding my new bike. The single speed can be hard work sometimes but somehow it’s a lot more fun than a geared bike. I got a pair of clipless pedals and some snazzy shoes to go with them, which has made my pedaling a little more efficient.

 

 

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Michael Healy

Career development consultant, educator and instructional designer at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.

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