February 2013

WordPress Themes

I’ve spent too much time looking at WordPress themes over the past few days. A little while ago I noticed that multi-column themes that I had created using the Artisteer templating system were not displaying as intended in the Chrome browser. They worked fine in IE, Opera and Firefox but that’s not good enough as Chrome is a very popular browser. I searched the web for solutions but no luck. I will have to learn a lot more about coding to solve this. Shame. Artisteer is great for design. However this theme, ‘Admired Theme’, looks okay so I’m going to use it for a while. One of my issues is becoming fixated over minor issues to the point of not being able to move on to more important things.

The First Step

I’m struggling to stay motivated. Two week ago I did a mad, long run of 15 miles, in three stages, to break through my sense of dullness. It probably did more harm than good as I was in moderate pain for a few days after. This morning I went out before 6:00 am and ran just over a mile in just over 12 minutes. It was cold and wet and raining a little. My ankles and knees ached a bit while I was running so I kept it short. The challenge was not the run but getting up and getting out in the first place. A cold shower and a short japa meditation completed my morning sadhana.

A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. One of my personal challenges this year is to run a thousand miles and to spend a thousand hours on my sadhana or spiritual practice, which includes running, meditation and yoga. I have barely started.