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.
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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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