Monday, March 14, 2011

Another phase of training

Another small step.

Visa application has been logged and I have been assured that I would know something, something in about 2 weeks. Well, since I am paying an agency to look into this, I suppose I can rely on Jack's words!

The second phase of training began today with a 5 kg backpack while working out on the cross trainer...well, I didnt manage to complete the half hour mark, byt minute 23, I was dead :-) Well, tomorrow is another day...or there is still the evening, might give it another go. The weather is getting worse, humid and hot, but if I want to sound happy, then I might add that it is just the kind of weather that I can expect under dense tree humidity, come on!!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

A step forward

Finally, after FIVE nail biting days, the money has been delivered in PNG! Well, tomorrow, ie March 11, the visa approval papers will be logged and apparently, it will take 15-30 days to get an approval!

I suppose till that happens, its going to be quite a tensed month! But hey, now I know that money can be sent to PNG :-) Strangely, it was the first transaction to PNG from the exchange here!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Time ticks away

Oh boy, how quickly the time passes by and where am I? No training for last 3 days! THREE DAYS is too much time wasted, especially since I have about 84 days left!

But I have been busy pushing papers, well the visa papers atleast. Darn, it is a bit too tiresome, why cant it be a little easier? Spent a lot of money on international calls...and calling PNG isnt cheap either. See, am complaining a lot...this is what fast approaching deadlines do to you, coupled with the fear that the ruddy thing called the visa is still like the sword of Damocles, never knowing which way it will fall...

Anyway, back to training. Today even attempted to get back up on the CT but gave up 10 minutes before the set programme timed out. Well!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Goal in sight

With a goal in sight, how easy it is to convince your body to follow it up with an extra push on the cross trainer! Fortunattely my mind and body are in agreement on this and jumping from 20 to 30 minutes in one day was no big deal really. In fact it didnt feel any more strenuous or taxing and I think I can do this twice a day for a week before jumping to the 45 Minute Mark on the CT.

Hmmm, the begining, I feel strongly, has been well. with 90 days to go, I suppose it is about time I gaive that extra push needed to survive the jungle track under extreme humidity.

VISA VISA VISA. That;s all I can think of now...