Weekly Review 05

Northstar ski resort in Tahoe, CA
Northstar ski resort in Tahoe, CA

By now it is more than halfway through my sabbatical. Suddenly I noticed how much more energy I have! I love it! I feel like I want to do ALL THE THINGS! This is one of the huge advantages for me of having a sabbatical – it is an opportunity to experience and feel how it is like when energy levels return to 100%.

Weekly Review March 6-12, 2017


We did a weekend trip to Tahoe, where we spent one day skiing at Norhtstar and one day we went snowtubing at Tahoe Donner which was a first for me. Northstar had very long lines, but the amazing snow, fun runs and spring skiing more than made up for it! I also set a new speed record for snowboarding – 45mph, it might have been a glitch because that feels really fast, but the second fastest run showed max speed of 38.4mph, which is still faster than before. My previous record was 34.5mph at end of last season. I really love my new board and bindings; I think the responsiveness of the board allows me to feel much more comfortable and thus allows me to go faster. My previous board was about 11 years old and I thought there is no way I would be able to tell a difference between different snowboards, but turns out I can!

On Monday I attended a talk by Marie Kondo who is the author of the book The Life Changing Magic Of Tidying Up. I had read her book and saw some of her talks on Youtube so it was cool to see her in person. She is unapologetic about her mannerisms which combined with her petite stature makes her super adorable! The talk inspired me to get back to applying her KonMari method of tidying up to my stuff for rest of the week.

Also on Monday my phone completely died and I was four days without a smartphone. It was quite an experience to realize what an essential part of my life a smarphone is.


Write every day: 7/7
Number of words written: 1784 total words or 255 per day
Blogposts published: 2
Number of days behind on personal email: inbox zero finally! It took me a whole day to get through the backlog.


This has been a heavy reading week, I finished reading Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science and I also plowed through book Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance both written by Atul Gawande. Both are fascinating reads about health, science and human performance written by a surgeon.

Health & Fitness

Fitbit steps: 55’479
Be active 6 days a week: 4/6 recorded activities: 2 bodyweight workouts at home, 1 day snowboarding, 1 salsa dancing.
Meditate every day: 7/7 – a 16-day streak.
No Facebook before noon: 6/7.
No added sugar 5 days a week: 2/5 – again much harder to stick to this goal when not being at home.

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