Every runner knows the feeling of finding her second wind.
It's a magic sort of strength that allows her to run better, with less effort, than before.
But the second wind doesn't appear of its own accord. The runner must earn it.
For before the runner earns her second wind, every part of her is . . .
This is Part 5 of 7 in my productivity week series.
It's all one connected organism.
It took me a long time to realize that.
I wish I had realized it sooner.
On a sunny morning in April 2015 I woke up early, took a shower, and grabbed my backpack like I do everyday to go to work.
But on that Saturday, I wasn't going to work.
I was heading across town to Portland's St. John's neighborhood - a neck of the woods I don't visit very . . .
If you live until 80, you only get 29,220 days.
That's not very many!
That's only 4174 weeks.
How old are you now?
I'm already 10,269 days . . .
We've all heard the golden rule:
"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
What if we treated ourselves with the same respect?
I propose the aluminum rule:
"Treat yourself the way you would like to treat others."
Before we can reliably share our best selves with . . .
Braised meat used to sound fancy to me. Difficult. Above my level.
Then last summer I took a cooking class, and learned the principles of braising. Suddenly "apple braised pork shoulder" wasn't a final product, but a series of discrete, replicable steps.