Wednesday, October 7

2 larabars
Pint AZ
Rice spaghetti (a T&S taste test: good!)

Sleep: 8.25 hours in bed, 915p-530a, 86% quality. Tossed & turned for a long time, before caving and getting back up to take NyQuil. Solid after that, but again hard to get up. Left work a couple hours early to nap, 3-430p.

Healthy Movement: The cold that began yesterday is now in full force. Awesome fun times. (By which I mean: god dammit, I hate being sick.) I was fine most of the day, but by 2p I was slow & stupid & my face bones all hurt. I had a DayQuil with me, but I prefer to listen to my body. If I give it the rest it's demanding, that more energy it can devote to fighting this thing, and I'll be healthier sooner. 

Fun & Play: Busy day at DBB doing a big wide variety of tasks. Quiet house in which to rest. Hubs home!

Tuesday, October 6

Nutrition: Made my breakfast sausage tonight for everyone on the Train & Stay: yummmmm!
  • 2 Larabars

Sleep: 8.25 hours in bed, 915p-530a, 90% quality. Woke to hubs coming home at like 1a. Yuck, poor guy.

Healthy Movement: James approved my T&S plan, and gave extra attention to massage, since it feels like that (plus time) has been the biggest key (to me). Session was pretty good, nothing stellar but it's so lovely to have things feel right. Left ham did make me shifty on some of the squats. Left shoulder thing seems significantly better, though it's usually TGUs on Thursday that bother it anyway. More sitting than usual due to IA. Managed a quick game of fetch with the pooches.

Fun & Play: NSS day! Much fun times doing good work. Session. Impact Alexandria: funny, entertaining, good reminders. It was gratifying to recognize a lot of his themes in what NSS does each & every day. I'm right where I belong, and to have zero doubt about that is a feeling so significant, I can't even attempt to convey.

Monday, October 5

  • 2 Larabars

Sleep: 8.5 hours in bed, 9p-530a, 94% quality. I am really struggling to wake up lately. I usually wake up around 515/520, and I'm planning to roll over and snuggle down in for another round, then I check the clock to find that's not an option. It's very disappointing! I can understand this happening if I'm not getting enough sleep, but 8+ hours on the reg, that shouldn't be the case.

Healthy Movement: Decent. No core change from the walking or yesterday's lifting. Long work day, very little movement. Legs didn't get too bad, but felt a bit stiff from lifting yesterday.

Fun & Play: DBB productivity, smashing through complicated trails of data: fun! Dad's monthly bookwork plus bonus quarterly payroll reports.

Sunday, October 4

Nutrition: Acne is pretty bad. I hate this.
  • 1 Larabar
  • malt vinegar seasoning

Sleep: 7.75 hours in bed, 1015p-6a, 86% quality. Arrived home late & hungry, so went to bed late.

Healthy Movement: Zero after-effects from yesterday's miles: whew! Did a lifting workout and could tell in the warm-up the core was much improved even from Thursday. Felt good enough all around to give the ham a test. Back squats were a big success: felt good and strong and RIGHT. Rest not quite as successful, but significantly better than last week's effort. I then met up my BB for a walk at LCSP with the pooches. Still some vague tightness but nothing like it was even a week ago. Didn't have any later effects, either. Hooray!

Fun & Play: Sleeping in. Feeling good. Silent house. Cool bright sunny day. Successful lifting. Time with my BB in my second home (which I didn't visit even once in September). Delighted pooches. BK chitchat. LT chitchat. 

Saturday, October 3

Nutrition: Discovered I can order the sausage patties at the Duluth Grill. Happy day! Haven't been able to do that in 4 years!
  • 1 Larabar
  • Breakfast out (probably soybean oil in food prep)

Sleep: 8.5 hours in bed, 1015p-645a, 97% quality. Some tossing & turning, but better than I expected on a strange, soft, small bed, with someone who's not-Hop.

Healthy Movement: Got up feeling good. Completely spaced PT for this trip. We trekked across the road to view Lake Superior (windy & chilly) with our coffee, then drove to breakfast. Shortly after that, we were hiking for 1.5 hours, and the core was basically fine: hooray! Logged a short bit of quiet time listening to the river, and admired pretty trees. We also hiked a flat, easy trail next to the lake, traipsing over rocks and under branches a bit, and still a fine core. It was also fine going up and down at Palisade Head. It was moderately tight feeling, but it took a stretch to bother it. And no pain, not even at the end of the day; slightly tighter getting out of the car, but that's been normal for me for a few months now. A piece of me wonders if I'm building a muscle's size (through lifting) that there isn't room for, like with my shoulder pain this year. That would suck.

Fun & Play: Up North! With Lisa! Hiking trails! Without pain! Sharing details and memories of races and volunteering and all the fun times. Introduced her to the cafe that DQ & I discovered last month, the bestest favoritest restaurant that BK shared with me (Duluth Grill, obvs), and the resort I discovered just this week turned out to be quite tiny, a tad rustic, but perfectly comfortable & more than adequate. Plus: hours & hours of catching up with one of my favorite people. Score!

Friday, October 2

Nutrition: Avocado season has ended at Subway. Sad day.
  • 2 larabars
  • Half bag SP chips

Sleep: 8.25 hours in bed, 9p-515a, 91% quality.

Healthy Movement: James focused a bit more on massage today and that seemed to help a lot. Sitting for 4 hours to drive up North didn't feel as awful as anticipated. 

Fun & Play: NSS day with much productivity. Heading up north with a bestie!

Thursday, October 1


  • 2 Larabars

Sleep: 8.5 hours in bed, 9p-530a, 84% quality.

Healthy Movement: Able to notice tiny improvements in my session. Still very sore from back squats, sheesh! Walked a bit at an LAPW outing that I helped arrange, felt mostly okay. Gives me hope for some SHT strolling on Saturday.

Fun & Play: NSS day, much fun times. Outsized smartassery with Paige & Jeremy. Outing with LAPW into nature. Fun supper with the group.