Friday, May 29

Nutrition: Acne is improving, though at a snail's pace. Have a long run tomorrow that will include chews, so we'll see what happens by Monday.
  • Larabars: 2
  • Kind Strong bar
  • made a new treat tonight: sliced & warmed bananas, topped with Sunbutter...NOM

Sleep: 8.5 (!) hours in bed, 9p-530a, 93% quality. Quite solid, once I finally fell asleep after panicking over coyotes eyeing up my beloved kittehs. Hit a massive energy dropoff at 6pm, but pretty sure it was due to lack of food.

Healthy Movement: Super aching/tight lower body when I got up, better with movement. Tiny step backward in left shoulder. Glutes/hams still a little sore. Sat all afternoon, for haircut and then at NSS. Tight left hip area when rising from long-seated position, but it cleared up right away each time. Weird to realize how very, very tired I was getting home, on a rest day; does brain power really suck up THAT much energy?!

Fun & Play: Much FB silliness. Work productivity. HAIRCUT! Dustin time, helping with something urgent & a bit complicated for my end-of-week brain. Kind of fun to work on, but it sucked up my normal time, and now I have to go back tomorrow, dang. Fetch with happy dogs. A silent house. Going to bed early.

Thursday, May 28

  • 2 Larabars
  • Few chews before W2R

Sleep: 8 hours in bed, 915p-515a, 86% quality. Had another midnight wakeup of Lexi barking her head off at deer in the backyard: so annoying. Woke naturally, but sooper dooper cranky that it's only Thursday.

Healthy Movement: Achingly-tight lower legs as I got up, but better as I moved - yet still a pretty sore lower body. But in a good way: all muscle, no unhappy joints. Even the hip is saying NOTHING at all. YEAH BABY! Fabulosity in my session: hit another ring pull-up PR, had deadlifts feel light: happy girl! Slight backslide in shoulder post-session...I'm seriously thinking it's the deadlifts! I shoudl add some carries ton Sunday's workout and see what happens. Walk to run was roasty toasty and I let the heat talk me out of a hard version. But I need to face some heat to be ready for Tahoe as well; I truly regret not doing it, it wasn't THAT hot, there was a lovely breeze.

Fun & Play: Standing outside at sunrise, listening to the birds & frogs greet the day. Break time with BK to talk running talk. Fun time starting to teaching a new coworker a crappy process - she asked REALLY smart questions! Great session, after which I signed some NSS new-employee paperwork, eeeeee! Walk to run group hit double-digits and ROCKED the heat! Standing around talking with some besties afterward. An appointment to CHOP MY CURLS made - for tomorrow, eeeeeee! Hubs time. A delightful cool breeze through the house.

Wednesday, May 27

Nutrition: My acne is still awful, but there aren't any new cysts appearing. I really just want it to clear up so I stop hating my face; I'll probably have some chews again tomorrow & Saturday due to the running, and will gauge a response to those before I work on testing the bacon ends & pieces. (MAN, I hope it's not the bacon ends & pieces!)
  • LB count: 2
  • pork jerky

Sleep: 7.5 hours in bed, 930p-5a, 67% quality. Woke at 1145p, weirdly, then again an hour later with crampy guts. Couldn't tell what was up there, but I got up for the bathroom, water, a Larabar, and ibuprofen. Woke again at 230a with more cramps; they went away when I flipped over to lay on my right side. Completely normal by the time I got up. For reals: WTF?

Healthy Movement: Tight lower legs thanks to the fast running in Vibrams, and slight upper-back tightness, but the shoulder is feeling pretty good, and there's absolutely NOTHING in the hip! However: holy baby hey zeus, are my glutes & legs ever S.O.R.E. Sprinted with Holea after Team Training, and it actually felt great to do. Stopped at 6 for her, but I happily would have done 10, even in the heat.

Fun & Play: A minute of glorious cool spring morning, walking outside with my scaredy-cat dog, and seeing deer bounding away from the woodpile. Bliss! Fun class. Silly coworkers. Team Training coaching fun. Holea time. Hubs time.

Tuesday, May 26

Nutrition: Acne still awful, but nothing new. Hm.
  • LB count: 2
  • Renola
  • Chews pre- & post-run

Sleep: 8 hours in bed, 915p-515a, 71% quality. I remember waking at 330a, but otherwise it felt solid, and I woke naturally.

Healthy Movement: Body feels quite good! Hip & shoulder both pretty happy. Hip especially a surprise after the miles yesterday - feeling nothing whatsoever is amazeballs!

Had a massive "ah ha" this morning when I looked at my MTD miles ran, and it's nearly double last month, with a week to go yet. If I do the planned miles, I'll be at double (or more) miles over "pick any month since December," AND it would be my second-highest month of miles ever. And not even by training for some long-ass brutal race - just running with my beloveds. Bonus: I'm not anywhere near injured, and I love running. Now THAT is the way to kick off the summer running season!

Session was weird; squats great, bench falling apart. What the with the who now? Logged enough extra pulls in class (mostly dead-hang, only a couple SA drills) to surpass 600,000 lbs of pulls YTD.

Walk to run was fun, with bonus ROUS helper Greg filling in for Brett, and Aaron joining me at the front. Logged the hard/fast follow-up run with Aaron, and we killed it! Feel certain I'd have been slower without him.

Fun & Play: Sleeping in (kinda). Session, which included bonus Jeremy who is getting looser & smartass-er-er with us - which makes it extra fun! Aaron at class and easily talked into joining the run fun. Chitchat with Holea & The Mitz in the park after running. Hubs time. Silly sweet scared (of guns, hubs had it out to shoot nuisance critters) Hanky lovebug; he's so cuddly when he's being a scaredy-cat, poor bebe.

Monday, May 25

Nutrition: I can't take the awful acne that is continuing to develop every single day. The delicious but suspect bacon ends & pieces are gone from my daily intake. (No worries, I can dig out the pasture-raised side pork.) I wanted to keep the chews for today (long run) and because I only had a few each day and NONE on Sunday, yet the cysts continued quite fiercely.
  • 2 Larabars
  • I didn't even have any chews!
  • black cherry pork jerky (very sweetened)
  • Finally got back to a legit supper salad

Sleep: 7 hours in bed, 1015p-515a, 86% quality. In late due to Becky's party. Super solid, with odd dreams, but the dogs didn't let me sleep any later. Because of that and the longer run and the holiday-given ability, I logged a solid little afternoon nap, 3-430p.

Healthy Movement: Got up with the body feeling great. Slight upper-back tightness only. Was a little nervous heading to the SJU run meetup playdate, thinking it might be a push to keep up, but it was slower and shorter and easier than expected. Happy to finish feeling that way for once!

Fun & Play: Slow-moving morning. Reading a race report from last weekend that just filled me full of that fun day all over again. Easy trails with friends, getting to brag up my other friends. Shopping trip where I realized I have so little need or desire for new clothing, because I already have plenty - and in so many other areas: I already have plenty. Napping. Chores done. Hubs time.

Sunday, May 24

Nutrition: The acne is getting worse by the hour, I swear. Fucking depressing. And some cysts are itchy and make me want to tear my skin right off. This is why it's so impossibly hard for me to test things: I just want to stop eating everything remotely questionable so I am not so fucking ugly. But to continue avoiding things unnecessarily, forever, is silly. I need to tough it out now and then know for later. BUT a face full of cysts does awful things to my brain, brings me very low, and fucks up every other area of my life. Not worth it.
  • bacon ends & pieces
  • LB count: 1
  • grilled cheeze w/ ketchup (w/ sugar, not HFCS)

Sleep: 9 hours in bed, 930p-630a, 100% quality. The hubs kept the dogs up late and slept on the couch, and I finally got real & true recovery in. Lovely. Hadn't booked a nap into my day's plan, but by 230p I hit a huge energy drop, and I battled it for a half hour before I gave in & napped a blissful full cycle, 3-430p.

Healthy Movement: Body feeling good, but the left shoulder is more hurty than it should be, given two days of rest. Lifting was quite a bit harder than it should've been, backward from last week in both feeling & results. Based on the turrible state of my face, perhaps the entire body is inflamed, head to toe, which could obviously affect lifting. 

Fun & Play: Sleeping in. Moving slowly. Hubs time. Lifting. Napping. Hanging with the hubs & my beloved NSS peeps at Becky's birthday party.

Saturday, May 23

Nutrition: The acne is getting even worse. Gah.
  • bacon ends & pieces
  • chews
  • Doolittle's Cobb

Sleep: 8.25 hours in bed, 9p-515a, 100% quality. YES, I would say so. 'Twas lovely!

Healthy Movement: Got up feeling more achey than I did yesterday; what? Better as I moved, though. Walk to run was awesome; tried to maintain a 10:00 pace and kept finding myself creeping faster. Just felt fabulous to move. That disappeared once I hit LCSP, though. I tightened up less than expected so I had high hopes, but I just felt like running was too much work on the lungs. I felt I could've pushed through & sucked it up, but I would rather be capable of pushing on Monday at SJU with pals, so I cut myself slack today. I took a bajillion pictures so it averaged out to be a very low intensity. Lazy rest of the day, much sitting.

Fun & Play: Sleeping in. Walk to run peeps. LCSP perfection. Second breakfast! Time with mom. Free Doolittle's lunch. Errands accomplished. Bills paid. Hubs time. Pets time.