Monday, January 28, 2013

Club Buff

So Sara and I are working here in Borneo for our old friend Seamus Marriot who we first worked with in Shanghai a half dozen years ago, followed by Cairo and now here in Balikpapan.

Every international school has a personality, all hold high academic standards, while some may have a stellar art department demonstrated by amazing work on the walls, others  boast state of the arts robotics labs, most have some sort teachers fitness program for teachers and students.


Well Pasir Ridge take the idea of being fit to the obsessive level.


All around after before and some during school folks are running, climbing, yoga-izing,  swimming jumping. At morning assemblies little third graders are receiving necklaces with rubber foot charms commemorating their various running goals – 20-25-35 miles.


After school battalions of mountain bikers hit the surrounding city for an urban assault into hills that would make the roads in San Francisco look like a Iowa wheat field after tilling.


I’m doing my best to keep up with this fitnuts but I didn’t realize I had signed on to a training regiment as well as a teaching author gig.


So I sign off – a little sore – but a lot happy – and leave you with some pics from a power walk a round the ridge.

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