It can be easy to let fitness go by the wayside when you travel. After all, isn't that what vacation is for -- taking a break from your normal routine? But staying fit on the road doesn't have to be difficult.
No amount of recognition (which I didn't get) or dangled promotion (which I also didn't get) could have made up for what I lost. They could not have compensated for those intrusions -- intrusions into my time, my space, my family, and my life.
There's one reason why I haven't attempted a vacation since college. They sort of scare me. I'm afraid I'm going to discover a really bad character defect that I'll need to change. I'm uncomfortable with stillness.