going the distance

going the distance

Reluctantly crouched at the starting line…

Today marks a huge milestone for me. The key word being MILEstone.

…and it’s funny… this achievement wasn’t in my sights. Not even aiming for this as a goal at this time.

It just… happened.

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“đŸŽ”Â Â Everyday can’t be the same, ’cause I’m not a machine.
Oh I’m trying, I tell you, hopin’ that it’s gets through
Sometimes I’m up… [do dooo, do dooo]
Sometimes I’m down… [boo booo, boo booo]
Sometimes I’m up… [do dooo, do dooo]
Sometimes I’m down… Â đŸŽ””

(Lyrics from an obscure 1960’s song by a relatively unknown band that doesn’t seem to exist on the Internet… anywhere…)
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So, I’m writing this post as I’m away attending the 2017 Open Education Conference, (some great threads of discussion on twitter at OpenEd17).

In a nutshell, the conference is a gathering of amazing people to engage in critical conversations around various topics of open education in all of its facets from access and affordability to inclusivity and empowerment…and well, that is just scratching the surface.

But that isn’t the focus of this post…

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reflecting on a season

reflecting on a season

I wasn’t sure if I should begin this post with a reference to a Green Day song or with this line from Semisonic’s song, Closing Time:

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”

Well heck, I guess I just did both… so there!


…are the kids still saying yolo?

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back in the saddle

back in the saddle

It’s been one month…well, a little over a month actually…since I’ve last been to my gym.

It’s also about the same length of time since I’ve done my daily 1-2 mile walks.

This has been a battle between really wanting to get back to a lifestyle of being active… and giving myself the excuse of ‘recovery’ to just take it easy.

animated cartoon image with the phrase 'gym excuse'

I decided that enough was enough…

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