Monday, December 3

445a-fried egg, chicken sausage, c reg w/ T coconut milk, supps
545a-2c reg w/ T coconut milk
630a-taught class (only did warm-up w/o jumps)
730a-Americano w/ SF syrup
9a-coconut flakes w/ Sunbutter, 2c decaf
12p-fish, stir fry, oz almonds, 2c half-caff, supps
3p-oz almonds, 2c reg w/ stevia
6p-salad w/ vinegar, 2c decaf w/ T coconut milk, supps
7p-c senna tea
Throughout day-3 quarts water
Low-carb AND low-cal day. Easily done on a Monday. Full of willpower, but also zero cravings to battle.

NCP summary post updated.

Sleep: 7.5 hours in bed, terrible quality. Up at 3a for bathroom, then woke constantly after that, 330, 4, 430.

Body: Feel like I may be getting a cold: coughing yesterday, sore throat today. Digestive system unhappy, likely due to poor sleep.

Felt shin when I got up but it went away. Kind of challenging to explain a pain that's no longer there to a doctor! James believes it comes down to tight heel cords. Prescribed serious step stretches (60s straight / 120s bent knee) three times per day; do front squats instead of back squats to work on mobility; go back Thursday morning and he will “overstretch” me; he figures going back once per week for about three weeks ought to do it.

All of which sounds totally doable & tolerable except for the last part: don’t plan on running, or even walking, for another three weeks. Three. Weeks.

BW pulls, AM 6x3; PM 6x3. Stretches x2.

Brain: Okay. Too busy with work to spare much time on my narcissism. Get to push one of my goals to next year; get to substitute a goal based on the new entity purchase, which means it's already "check done," which is a huge relief.

Didn't even get too emotional about James' verdict. If he's right, it's not that bad at all, nothing time/stretching can't fix, but still...three more weeks? So I get to start Boston training from practically zero, one week before tax season starts? GROSS. But I filed it in the "numb" file & moved forward.

Actually, when I first got in my car, I said to myself, in a rather Dustin-like voice, "There is no sense in getting all upset and worked up about this. No matter how I react, three weeks is three weeks. Might as well forget the tantrum and just accept it." I felt rather adult. Is this a sign of maturity, or is it just that I have so GD many stupid running injuries that even *I* have learned to deal with them on an even keel?

The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.
-George S. Patton

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