September 14, 2014.
I am currently back in Iceland for a 2 week work trip. In general when I work, I WORK. I am sort of a coach for coaches in the gymnastics world. Not only do I work with the gymnasts. I also try to give as much information to the coaches as I can. To make them stronger. I was very lucky in that my wife was able to join me for the first part of the trip. We actually got to see some places together! (A rarity in our busy lives)
I typically spend my nights planning the next day. Assessing injuries and figuring out both an individual and group plan. I then need to put it in a way that I can explain it to other coaches.
My days are spent implementing that plan. Explaining, making adjustments, “taking requests”. 12 hours in the gym followed by 3 hours of meetings, planning and trying to grab some food is my normal.
What do I do for my mental health? I try to work out every day. It is my release. If I get some time to visit something local, I do. Is there something that is a MUST DO in the place I am working?
Iceland is a most amazing country. A quick 4.5 hour flight from Boston. There are parts of the landscape that remind me a little of the South West of the USA. And then there are volcanos, hot springs, waterfalls, and the ocean.
The apartment I am staying in is in the township of Seltjarnarnes. Seltjarnarnes is located on a peninsula within the Greater Reykjavík area. I can see the sea 2 in different directions. The wind is blowing quite hard this morning and the white caps reach the dark horizon. Looks like we are in for a storm.
Yesterday was a PERFECT day. Sun was out. I drove North East of Reykjavik with my friend Rebecca and her daughter Emma. Rebecca is a coach here and a professional photographer.