Moving 1200 miles is a huge flurry of activity followed by about a billion hours of sitting in a car. Because I feel about sitting the way others feel about smoking, I lobbied (and won!) for no more than four hours of driving a day, and no more than two hours at a time. I want to feel human when arriving at our new life, and more importantly, I want The Kid to have no iota of a glazed look in his eye or any atrophy in his brand new muscle tone.
Mini park-boot camp style movement sessions for all of us to shake off the cobwebs in our joints and heads. I made a quick video to show a sample of a few different stations you can do that target the hips and hamstrings and help open up the chest and shoulders. And no, you don't have to do this on the road. In fact, go out and do it right now, spending a minute at each station and cycling through each exercise a few times. Do it for me, will ya?
I also have piles of work to get done during my mandatory sitting time. This work includes:
- Final book edits (due Tuesday).
- Writing an article (deadline August 15th).
- New book proposal.
- Call to change paperwork to new address.
- Write a hamstring-stretching blog.
So far, this is what I have done:
- Ate a box of strawberries.
- Gave myself a manicure.
- Eaten 3 granola bars.
- Gave myself a pedicure.
- Write this blog.
Oh, and I have also enjoyed listening to the radio. Country music stations, mostly, where I happened to hear this song, Rain is a Good Thing, which is basically a mathematical proof with a nice melody.
Here are some lyrics:
Rain makes corn.
Corn makes whiskey.
Whiskey makes my baby,
Feel a little frisky.
Therefore: Rain is a good thing.
Nice. It turns out math class comes in handy even if you decide to write country music songs for a living.
Ok. Back to sitting.