Category: Wellbeing

  • Switching from a Fitbit Charge to a Garmin Vivoactive 4

    Change happens As you may remember, I bought a Fitbit Charge 3 in October 2018. I hadn’t worn a watch, let alone a fitness tracker like this, before that. I soon came to enjoy having it, and the data it gave me. Unfortunately, the screen stopped working soon after the warranty expired on the device, […]

  • I ran my first timed 5km race

    Last week I ran my first timed 5km race as part of the annual Modiin Race. I set myself the goal of running in the 5km race last year when my wife and son competed in last year’s Modiin Race, and I’m pretty proud of myself for achieving my goal. I started running again towards […]

  • Today’s alternative to my usual run

    I finally took some time to get outside, and exercise for the first time in about a week. I was going to do my usual run (it’s effective but I don’t particularly like it) when my daughter asked me to take her to the park. I was about to say “No”, and that I wouldn’t […]

  • Feeling a bit better with this song

    I’ve had a rough week or two with more anxiety and depression than usual. Music tends to help my mood, and “Like Gold” by Vance Joy is one of those songs for me: Actually, I’m really enjoying Vance Joy generally at the moment. Here’a a great playlist to binge with:

  • Why people with ADHD take medication – it often helps us function

    I’ve started watching Jessica’s channel, How to ADHD. Actually, I’ve been binging a little this morning. I’m watching one video at the moment in which she explains what happened when she ran out of her medication, and just couldn’t focus: Many people with ADHD are embarrassed that they need to take medication to function. I […]

  • The music that helps get me up those hills

    I’ve been running for the last two months (not continuously), and I’ve experimented with some sort of audio accompaniment to help pass the time. I started off listening to podcasts, and while this helped me get through more of my podcast backlog, listening to podcasts doesn’t really give me that extra oompf to get up […]

  • Diabetic for 6 years

    Today is the sixth anniversary of my Diabetes diagnosis. I remember the morning I received the news from my doctor. I had gone for blood tests because I was feeling thirsty almost constantly, and I noticed that my vision was a little fuzzy. I discovered that these are two typical symptoms of Diabetes later. At […]

  • Not sure who took who for a walk this morning

    I need to be more active. My Diabetes control has been pretty non-existent this year. Thankfully, my new Fitbit gives me an easy way to measure my (lack of) progress, and I’ve started making better use of short gaps in my daily schedule to get outside more often. I had an hour gap between shifts […]