I know it is into the second month of the year but I take January for time at the beach, family and exercising. In this case mostly riding and walking. It is my Google Time that takes up 12.5 % of the year.
I continued my running and life blog when I could get access to the internet and at one stage had well over 1000 feeds in Google Reader to process. I quickly headed back to the beach 🙂
I want to share with you the Maxine McKew Month. January 2007 Maxine was on holidays on the Central coast where I holiday. While at at Pretty Beach she was approach with the idea of running against John Howard in the 2008 election and in January 2008 she won and had a seat in parliament and pushed out a sitting Prime Minister.
January now is my Maxine Month where I am open to all sorts of possibilities and I just go with all that comes up. So what happened in this year’s Maxine McKew Month. So what happened?
I have wanted to do some theological reading but I have find the Bible to be boring. I cannot pronounce the names, nor can I identify with the situations and the language. while on a ride with Barry, whom I worked with for 5 years and is now the Rector of the Darling Street Anglican Church, he suggested to read two books and they have made a difference. Though I still don’t see the point of 4 Gospels which essentially tell the same story.
Next I checked my email in the video store at Avoca Beach and there was an email from the Editor of the ACER Publications and they have offered to publish a paper I wrote on Social Bookmarking. This keeps me on track of publishing at least one article a year – which I have managed to do since 1985.
Last year I was a slave to my goal of running 100km a month or 25km a week. In January I just decided to walk and ride. I recorded how long I was out for each week. I began to notice that I was actually spending more time exercising even though I was doing less km running. This has become my focus this year. I feel half an hour a day is the benchmark so 3:30 hours per week. As it turned out i did 30 hours of exercise in January. I won’t keep those hours up but the focus on hours seems to be better for my over all fitness as I have to cross training more.
We committed to improving where we live with the intention of staying where we are in Pennant Hills for a longer time frame. Plans have been approved. Some assets have to be sold to do it but generally it has been a good decision for the family.
No great relevation or solution but on the professional front I have been spread a bit too thin and juggling a few balls. In January I was remind my core is teaching. I am a Social Science teacher who dabbles a lot in ICT. I am going to keep reminding myself this through out the year when things get too busy.
On the ICT front with the social booking marking work published I want to pull together information on Social Networking. I don’t want Web 13.0 to be a blog just linking to other websites. Google Reader does this for me.
Well that is all from me for now.