Having already given up on more lofty life goals – like staring as an NBA shooting guard or reducing my waistline to 1990 dimensions – I now chase more plausible possibilities.

I picked up a tin of steel-cut oatmeal a few weeks ago. That was the easy part. On this trip we have now bravely busted through this barrier once though unachievable having made and eaten hot oatmeal three times already! The secret of our bold display of bravado is simply that we recognize this as chance to eat brown sugar and walnuts!

Perhaps running the four minute mile is still within my grasp?