Sunday, November 22

  • GF English muffin 
  • a LOT of cashews
  • Pint AZ

Sleep: 9 hours in bed, 830p-530a, 100% quality. That's a little optimistic, but it was pretty solid. Attempted to nap, but Hank was determined to keep it short, 1-2p.

Healthy Movement: Body feels surprisingly good after yesterday's run plus all-day butchering. Tight upper back from butchering, but lower body feels fine. Wow! Do still have the sharp left knee pain on SL moves. Lifted at NSS with Paige, and it went well. Nothing too exceptional, other than deadlifts were again all good, and I managed to do snatches without wristbands and they still felt fine. Yay!

Fun & Play: Chores knocked out early. Big Amazon order, to be delivered on my birthday: three books, two bags o' nuts, one shiny new Garmin! Lifting fun with Paige. Reading, for hours, with pets snuggled up tight. 

Saturday, November 21

  • 2 Larabars
  • bag olive oil potato chips
  • GF English muffin

Sleep: 7.5 hours in bed, 930p-5a, 84% quality. In late due to hubs, woken at 4a by dogs, dozed it out until I couldn't. Very tired by 7p.

Healthy Movement: Run felt pretty damn great on the legs, although lungs were constantly asking for walkable hills. Plenty of physical labor afterward, butchering hogs, totally drained by the time I got home.

Fun & Play: Slow-moving morning. Quick dose of hubs time. Easy run. On trails. In my second home. With most of my besties. Without pain. Adventures in hog butchering at the parents', lotsa family, thrilled pooches, hilarity with chitlins, coolers o' deliciousness, all for $67 + a day of labor. Silent house waiting for me & the exhausted pooches. Unexpected dose of hubs time.

Friday, November 20

2 Larabars
Pint AZ

Sleep: 7.5 hours in bed, 915p-445a, 88% quality. I would really enjoy sleeping until my 530a alarm one of these days. 

Healthy Movement: Body feels great; some tightness in upper back only, despite 285# deadlifts!

Fun & Play: Caribou (twice). NSS day. In-service full of great information, even for me to apply to my own life. Downtime with my NSS peeps. Plotting a Sunday lifting date. Hubs time, including a movie, before he again heads off to a pumping that'll keep him gone over my birthday. :(

Wednesday, November 18

Nutrition: I returned to taking cod liver oil supplements today. Had run out and decided to see if I noticed anything (not really), but eye doctor told me fish oil would be good for my eyes. Changes the viscosity of your tears, prevent build-up on the contacts. I don't like gummy contacts, or any risk to eye health, so: sold!
  • 2 Larabars
  • Pint AZ

Sleep: 8.25 hours in bed, 9p-515a, 85% quality. Sound, woken by alarm.

Healthy Movement: Lower legs feel much better getting out of bed compared to yesterday. Still, a little all-over gunk in the system, no run tonight. I planned on working swings & snatches, but by the time I got home, I literally forgot all about it. Genius. Super smart me.

Fun & Play: Dentist. (Dentist? Fun? Yep! Mine is, anyway.) FB silliness. Gremlins movie!

Thursday, November 19

  • 2 Larabars
  • Cherry pork jerky (lotta sugar)

Sleep: 7.75 hours in bed, 845p-430a, 90% quality. Stupid-early dogs again. 

Healthy Movement: Body feeling better, left knee still a bit crank. Session was a fair showing, and after I got up to 70 total pulls for the day (all strict, BTW), I did some flexed arm hang work: GROSS.

Fun & Play: NSS. Session with MR. Fun workload. Errands knocked out. Jeans challenge partying. 

Tuesday, November 17

  • 2 Larabars

Sleep: 8.25 hours in bed, 9p-515a, 98% quality. The whole house slept in: yay!

Healthy Movement: Body is junky, hips down. Muscles just somewhat sore, but lower legs quite crank about running, and everything just feels like there is sand in my oil, y'know? Session was only so-so: pulls a touch backward, squats used every crank joint, etc. First two sets of bench felt like a new move, second two sets went much better. BK canceled on tomorrow's run, and that made me seriously think about whether I should run or not. I keep saying I want to focus on lifting this winter, yet I keep thinking I should be able to run my LCSP loop 3x a week as well...and that may be too much for this body. You can imagine how I feel about that.

Fun & Play: NSS day! Fun little projects, including a massive pull of data for Chief to use for budgeting/planning. Impressed the shit out of him with how quickly I got it. It's what I do, yo! Session, with Timmy. GP chitchat. Two annoying little errands knocked out. Hubs home. Doting pets.

Monday, November 16

  • Larabars: 2

Sleep: 8 hours in bed, 915p-515a, 84% quality. Some tossing/turning 4a onward, notably feeling tightness in the QLs, both sides - felt that yesterday morning as well. Happily, the alarm finally woke me, not the Hanky.

Healthy Movement: Been forgetting to mention the left foot bruise that seemed to be from deadlifts did not return last week - guess I just needed to get heavy enough! Again lower legs were quite crank first thing out of bed, even some limping to avoid a pain on front of left ankle. Better with movement, but worth watching. Feeling some other typical "long run" pains, like left knee on stairs - but I'm not even doing long runs! Gah. Over here on the bright side of aches: my glutes are a bit sore from yesterday's lifting. Hello, deadlifts and pistols...YESSS! Met HH & DQ for an LCSP-ing adventure in what I thought would be chilly, damp, yuck conditions. Not chilly, only a little damp, and NO yuck! Pure delight. Certainly my feet would disagree, as they are reacting strongly to the roots and uneven ground, but they'll adapt...right?

Fun & Play: Quiet, easy morning, with dogs that slept in. Good, long, involved project at DBB.A run in the woods with most of my besties and no pain. YESSS! Text silliness. Cute Clyde snuggles.