A conversation with my sister on the tram tonight got me thinking about the similarity between doing a thesis and an exercise program.
I was trying (as I usually do) to convince said sister that she should do a PhD. During my rant she just sat there with that patient look that she gets when I start in on the topic. When I finished she told me I was selling it well, but she remembered me doing it. All she saw was how stressed out I was during the ordeal and looked terrible I looked when it was over. She pointed out it had taken me well over a year to recover.
I acknowledged this was probably true, but that I had bounced back better than ever. What had that year given me? Recovery time.
Apparently when we exercise we need to build in recovery time for the body…
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