Sunday, April 26

Nutrition: ZOMG WHUT I ordered normal food off a menu, for the first time in over 4 years. Too cool. Surely too much sugar for me at once, expecting a reaction, which sucks. I couldn't resist the pancakes though, and I'm glad I didn't: they were GD delicious!
  • 630-fried egg sandwich w/ Slawsa, Brussels sprouts, chicken sausage, coffee w/ CM, SB&J toast
  • (8-lifting session)
  • During-some dry-roasted salted cashews 
  • 10-coffee
  • 11-Larabar, bootch
  • 1230p-chicken wings, pumpkin pancakes w/ maple syrup, fruit, crackers w/ guacamole, iced tea
  • 6-muffin, LB

Sleep: 8.75 hours in bed, 930p-615a, 91% quality. Um, no sir, you are quite mistaken! Woke h/s/g at 1a, but managed to fall back. Then Hank barked repeatedly at something outside at 2a; I just kept yelling at him to shut the fuck up until he did. Then at 4a, I thought I heard the doorbell ring & scampering dogs; wide awake, I pulled out an ear plug to listen...nope, I hear a dog licking her [grubby] paws, so that was a dream I guess. At 5a, Hankypank began his trotting back & forth, but I was far too tired to get up, and fell right back until I woke naturally. I mean, seriously, what the hell was all of that?! What if it was the next night and getting up at 5am is my only option, what kind of pile would I be?! Ugh.

Healthy Movement: Extremely tight lower legs upon getting out of bed, better once moving. Some of the all-over ache and fatigue that I was expecting on Fri/Sat. Hm, I drank almost no water yesterday, could that be it? Lifting went pretty well, things felt better than last week, so I did just a week bit more, but didn't go nuts. Sat in a car for 4 hours of my day, in order to hang with Amy: totally worth it!! We went walking for nearly 4 miles. Definitely wanted to run, but walking & chatting in nature with a bestie was enough. 

Fun & Play: Happy cats getting outside in the morning sun. Breakfast dessert. A solid strong workout. Driving to see Amy with the cruise set at 78, drinking coffee from my new Wonder Woman mug, catching up on old MBMaM podcasts. Eating at a restaurant like a normal person! Shopping for new-job clothes, eeee! Hiking & chatting. Caribou & chatting. Realizing we have discovered the perfect spot for future meet-ups! BKSP plans made for tomorrow. Hubs-home-soon plans!

Saturday, April 25

Nutrition: I ate All The Food today. Just steadily hungry.
  • 3a-orange chews
  • 5-egg, toast, chicken sausage, Brussels sprouts, coffee
  • (6-7m run)
  • 730-eggs, ham, potatoes, coffee
  • 12p-salty cashews, orange chews, apple w/ SB
  • 4-pork roast, toast, Larabar, bootch
  • 730-Daiya pizza

Sleep: 7.5 hours in bed, 915p-445a, 69% quality. WIDE awake 2-3a or so. After fighting it, I got up for bathroom, water, orange chews (quick carbs), but it still took a while to fall back. Got up tired.

Healthy Movement: Got up tired of course, but body felt good. The run was fast (on purpose), and the legs held up really well. Some ache in left shin, but not enough to worry. Felt like Wonder Woman to push a fast pace just 2 days after that boosted deadlift volume, and still feel good - yay! Pretty lazy rest of the day, although no nap, proud of that.

Fun & Play: ROUS run, mostly with with Heidi. ROUS breakfast at Trav's, including bonus celebrities Shawn & Andy & Soren, and even Tina, one of last year's W2R grads - woo hoo! BK chitchat. Hubs chitchat. Chores. Reading time. Silly pets. Figured out a way to be an official volunteer at Spring Superior, before crewing duties begin. 

Personal Growth: I asked Mike & Dustin whether or not they would be cool with me continuing to teach classes at TS. I feel 50/50 on whether or not TS would approve (nothing is predictable these days, besides chaos), but if NSS says no then at least I haven't wasted time. Not sure if they would care or no (maybe my attendees will come to NSS if I'm not available...but doubtful) but they matter first & foremost.

If they aren't cool with that, I'm back to just walk-to-run to fill my teaching bucket. And that's wonderful, but so not enough, at only two months of the year. Yet I'm not SO into teaching that I can get up to NSS standards of knowledge, at least not in my mind. Maybe they'd let me help with team trainings at some point? Could I lead some fall trail-running excursions like W2R, maybe something structured that trains people for the Norseman?

Friday, April 24

  • 615a-eggs (finally!), chicken sausage, Brussels sprouts, toast, coffee
  • 8-LB
  • 11-apple, LB, rice crackers
  • 12p-coffee w/ CM
  • 130-pork roast, carrots, cauliflower, LB
  • 5-bacon jerky, apple chips

Sleep: 8 hours in bed, 10p-6a, 81% quality. In late due to fashion show, choppy after 430a (probably when Hanky came in to hang with the rest of us), and the alarm had to wake me. Got up a bit crank, but decent energy all day.

Healthy Movement: Left shoulder is crank; not nearly as bad as last week, but backward after Thursday's session. Lower body is feeling those deadlifts, but better than I expected after sets of 8 - glad it wasn't the usual 4 sets! Sat all afternoon at NSS.

Fun & Play: Sleeping in. Productivity, FINALLY. Meathead talk, finding 5/3/1 workout plans for AS. Relay fun on FB. NSS work, Dustin chitchat. Relay fundraiser help, including CJ chitchat.

Thursday, April 23

Nutrition: At the fashion show, the mashed potatoes tasted way too delicious to be plain, but I ate them anyway, decided I might as well test me some buttah. I picked the breading off my chicken that simply couldn't have been grain free, and was fried, in what must have been soybean oil. Jesus fuck it's annoying: I had specified no grains, no dairy, no soy, and it seems that the only thing that went through to the kitchen was "gluten-free" and that's it. UGH PEOPLE. Anyway. Dairy test commenced. We'll see, but I have little hope.
  • 615a-pork roast, yam, toast, coffee w/ CM
  • 10-LB, apple
  • (12p-Dustin session)
  • 130-LB, apple chips, bacon jerky
  • 330-LB
  • 6-chicken, carrots, mashed potatoes 

Sleep: 8.5 hours in bed, 930p-6a, 84% quality. Solid, until the pooch, as usual, began prancing, but I managed to fall back. Got up refreshed.

Healthy Movement: Aching lower legs getting out of bed, slight bit of the left core ache. Interestingly, the shoulder is MUCH improved - never even thought about it yesterday. This means my beloved bench is not making it worse (YAY!) (though it is being affected-BOO). Decided to run through today's session as per usual, and see if it gets worse, which will tell me very clearly that it's the kip. Felt the shoulder somewhat by 330p, though better than last week. SA chin work went better, did only wrist-assisted SA chins, and while they've gone backward from my high of 5 (at 3), they are better than I thought.

Fun & Play: Silly coworkers. Good meeting, airing out all grievances. Session w/ Timmy. A meeting w/ Timmy. LAPW fashion show: pictures with my mama, a winning silent auction bid that will become Hop's birthday gift, much silliness & joking with the other models, so many friends in the audience, clothing that I loved showing off. Like, jeans that fit fantastically! I may have to go back and buy only $100...oof.

Wednesday, April 22

Nutrition: I have carton full of farm-fresh eggs in the fridge at work. I've forgotten them there for like three straight days. So no eggs for breakfast today thanks to my forgetfulness, and none again tomorrow: killing me.
  • 5a-pork roast, veg, toast, coffee w/ CM
  • 8-LB
  • 945-hot cereal w/ Renola
  • 1245p-pork roast, veg, yam, LB
  • 4-LB
  • (515-7m trails)
  • 715-salad w/ balsamic, toast, apple w/ SB

Sleep: 7.75 hours in bed, 9p-445a, 91% quality. No, more like 81%. I was wide awake (& cranky about it) until at least 10p, but slept soundly & woke naturally.

Healthy Movement: Body feels pretty great, no aches in the class warm-up besides a TOUCH of squat soreness. Run was okay; used Heidi's awful-sounding lungs to walk all the hills, but I enjoyed the breaks myself. Still, much better shape than last Wednesday, legs weren't half as heavy.

Fun & Play: Class. Relay fundraiser. BK break time. Slight dose of work productivity. Lunch with both BK & AS; hilarity always ensues with those two together, boys being smartass boys. Plans with Amy for Sunday, and we are going to eat at Paleos!! Time in the woods with my sweet friend Heidi. A silent night at home with my sweet boy Hanky.

Tuesday, April 21

Nutrition: My day was thrown with a PWO meeting. Crap timing. Supper at the new restaurant in town, where my salad might have consisted of 200 calories. Fuck that. 
  • 5a-fried egg sandwich w/ cheese, chicken sausage, Brussels sprouts, coffee w/ CM
  • 830-Larabar
  • 11-apple, olives
  • (12p-Dustin)
  • 115-LB
  • 315-pepitas, apple
  • 6-shrimp & spinach salad, iced tea

Sleep: 7.75 hours in bed, 9p-445a, 55% quality. Yes, definitely that horseshit. First I had to get back up at 930p, right when I should be out cold, to let the barking dogs back inside, as the hubs didn't hear them. Then I kept waking up, starting at 3a. Hanky was up & at 'em at 4a, doing his best to whine me awake. I was, but I kept trying to doze back. UGH UGH UGH.

Healthy Movement: Feeling pretty stellar. Still some left-shoulder crank, of course. Session was okay, things felt heavy and the left shoulder was fine during bench right up until my last set, the stupid little mofo.

Fun & Play: Class, including BK smartassery during it! Coworker chitchat & laughter. Boston memories, as today is my 1-year anniversary of crossing that finish line. Session.

Supper with Mike and Dustin for final details, where nothing could've been better. They'll pay me what I need (less than I'm worth, but it's what they can afford, and it's truly all that I NEED), they'll use me for everything I'm capable of, I will be dressing like them (so I could be doing accounting in YOGA PANTS, bitches!!), my schedule shall be ideal, just zero red flags. And it was fun! It's nice to have two bosses with whom I'm uber-comfortable, making jokes and being silly, and yet super serious about success. I'm just so very full of love for them & what they do, and I can hardly believe I will get to do this job. Like, literal tears of happiness for doing what I love, at a place I love, with people I love. Bliss. 

Monday, April 20

Nutrition: I managed to eat 4 Larabars today. I should be slapped. 
  • 5a-eggs, chicken sausage, Brussels sprouts, toast, coffee w/ CM
  • (6-2.62m run)
  • 715-LB
  • 1030-LB
  • 1230p-tuna w/ mustard & rice crackers, LB
  • 4-LB
  • 6-salad w/ tomato dressing, apple w/ SB

Sleep: 7.75 hours in bed, 9p-445a, 88% quality. Sound & solid, but alarm woke me. Bah.

Healthy Movement: I ran on a MONDAY MORNING, before work. And didn't even ruin my hair! 2.62 miles in honor of the Boston Badasses. I'm so very happy not to be one of them. BK didn't want to run, and the weather made me soft enough to say no to solo trails after work. Right forearm has one oddly sore muscle, left shoulder is still crank but a bit improved.

Fun & Play: A crisp morning run with Greg. Silliness w/ coworkers. FB fun. Tracking my Bostoners, DQ killing it right dead, Julie as consistenly fast as always, and Shawn having a happy race. Lunch w/ BK. Long chats with two coworkers. 

Stress Management: Very fearful of TS future. I don't know how to reassure my people that they shouldn't feel the same. I don't even know how I'd be reacting if I weren't on my way out.