I?m actually writing this blog somewhere over the pacific (I?m posting it now I?ve arrived). I?m on my way to Beijing to give a biomechanics lecture at the Beijing Sports University on some of the research I?ve done. I figured that the 13.5 hour flight would give me a nice opportunity to catch up on the blogging that I?ve been neglecting for the past 10 days or so. As many readers know, I have this blog as well as my blog on ELITETRACK and my microblog on twitter. Of the three, my twitter account is really the only one that has seen any action over the past week or so. When things get really busy for me and I have to really crack down on prioritizing things, blogging and posting on the forums at ELITETRACK typically get cut out. With ELITETRACK I hate to do it because the site is my baby. I love learning from others on there and giving back. With this site though it actually becomes a little ironic. Ironic in that the times that I have the most to blog about I often have the least time to blog. The last couple days have been a bit of a whirlwind. After getting back from a 5 day trip to Baton Rouge for my graduation and a business related meeting, I had 4 days to catch up with life and prepare for another trip- first to Orlando for 2 days where I gave 8 hours of lectures in a 24 hour span; then from Orlando to Beijing for a week where I?m giving the presentation I mentioned previously and attending a short symposium. Between preparing for these speaking engagements, packing and unpacking my bags, continuing what?s seeming like a never-ending quest for a property for HPC and running the day to day operations of HPC

I had to put many of the things that I love to do on the backburner. Even sleep got put on the back burner?because of early flight departure times and lecture times I was stuck with 3 consecutive nights at 4 hours of sleep?too little even for me. I?m hoping that this trip to Beijing can be rewarding for networking, business opportunities, and getting in a little R&R.